I earned my BFA from Mount Holyoke College, where I attained a minor in art history, journalism and a certificate in international relations. I then went on to complete a Masters of Sustainable International Development with a Gender Studies Concentration from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

My professional work has centered on youth development and informal education. I am interested in the way that holistic education curriculums, programs and policies can empower youth and communities to address issues of inequity, violence and environmental degradation. More specifically, Iā€™m interested in theories and methodologies that challenge dominant paradigms and aim to disrupt and subvert systems of oppression through collectivism, solidarity, community building, radical resistance and the arts. Photography continues to help me frame life, it gives me perspective, it's my chosen tool of reflection and how I continue to map out the world around me.