I'm a staff photojournalist at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I studied German and Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Iowa, joining The Daily Iowan newspaper staff as a photo intern. After graduating, I moved to Berlin, Germany to teach English on a Fulbright Fellowship. After three years of living abroad and freelancing I returned to the U.S. for graduate school in photojournalism at Ohio University. I have worked as the staff photographer for the State Department's Study of the U.S. Institute on Media and Journalism (2011) and interned (2012) at the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, the newspaper of Brandenburg, Germany's capital city. I worked as the staff photographer/videographer and designer for OU's Russ College of Communication and Technology and taught publication design at the School of Visual Communication. I earned my M.A. in Photography from Ohio University in 2015.
Portrait by Mark Edward Dawson