Vietnam War Veterans: Then and Now
June 2017 - Present
In 2017 I started Vietnam War Veterans: Then and Now after becoming fascinated with my grandfather's US Naval deployment in Vietnam. I was the first student at Harvard-Westlake to create and curate an art show. In my show, I interviewed and photographed American Vietnam veterans in Southern California. I received the Harvard-Westlake Senior Photography Award for my work. In 2020, I applied for and was awarded the Projects for Peace Grant to travel the United States and expand my project. Due to COVID-19, the project was delayed to the summer of 2022. I created a website to house all 50 veterans' stories. I am now working on my Senior Honors Thesis at Amherst College, in which I interview and photograph female Vietnam War veterans throughout the United States. The thesis will culminate in my solo-show in December at Amherst College's Eli Marsh Gallery.
The Amherst Student Photography Editor
September 2021 - Present
The Amherst Student is the Amherst College newspaper. The paper did not have a formal photography section, so I established one in the 2021 fall semester. I currently run the section, managing 6 photographers and taking photographs myself.
Santa Barbara Independent
June 2022 - August 2022
I was the photography intern for The Santa Barbara Independent, a weekly paper located in Santa Barbara, California. I was given weekly various assignments for the News section, including portraits for profiles, events, and community gatherings. My photographs were published weekly, and I shot the cover of the News section for the Fiesta Issue.
Five Colleges Advanced Studio Art Seminar
September 2021-December 2021
Every year, The Five College Consortium (Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst) hosts an Advanced Studio Art Seminar in which 2 students from each college are selected to participate. In 2021, I was selected for the Archives and Research class, focused on exploring how archival research informs and complements artworks and the art world. My classmates and I then curated a show, where I showcased my series, Russell School House.
Fahey / Klein Gallery
May 2019 - August 2019
I was an intern for the Fahey/Klein Gallery, a prominent photography gallery focusing on fashion and culture photography. I learned the inner workings of a gallery, from sorting and organizing prints to sales and client relations, and helped with the opening of a gallery show.
Peer Support Leader
August 2016 - May 2018
Harvard-Westlake's Peer Support Program comprises of 500 students who sign up for weekly peer therapy. The students are divided amongst 13-15 groups, which are led by two juniors and two seniors. The selection process for leaders is highly competitive, and I was trained to build community, assist with personal dilemmas (ranging from time management help to suicidal thoughts), and be a leader.
Charity Event Photographer
I photographed events for Dogs Without Boarders and Foster Nation. Dogs Without Boarders is a pet adoption placement agency located in Los Angeles. I photographed the pets selected for adoption so Dogs Without Boarders could formally showcase their pets to find new homes. Foster Nation is a Foster Care organization based in Los Angeles that provides care for Foster children and families. I photographed numerous events to showcase the organization's work.