I have been a successful Adjunct Professor for Introduction to Photography for the Pennsylvania State University consistently from August 2014 through December 2017. In addition, I taught Digital Photography 1 and 2 at Juniata College during 2016-2017 academic year.
I am a certified Literacy Through Photography Teacher which I taught for the Centre Learning Community Charter School during the 2018-2019 school year. It provided an opportunity for middle school aged children to combine photography and writing to increase literacy skills. LTP explores self, dreams, family and community. A student exhibition followed completion of the program.
I graduated from Penn State with a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Photography in May 2014. I enjoyed teaching The History of Photography and Photographic Narratives during my Graduate studies. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies in August 2011. I also performed as a teacher assistant for Introduction into Chemical Photography during my undergraduate studies.
I am interested in expressing photography as an art form in addition to the documentary practice. My most recent work emphasizes the contrast and color in nature using my DSLR camera. I have also shared samples from several series of photographs dealing with sensitive issues like homelessness, poverty, and illness. I use my 35mm and 4x5 film cameras in my documentary work. I develop and process prints as well as scan negatives for publication.