Based in Washington, D.C. since late 2014, I am a freelance visual journalist accredited to the White House and the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery and a member of Diversify Photo.

My work has been recognized in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest and the Best of Photojournalism and Northern Short Course contests of the National Press Photographers Association.

I am also a photo editor at JAB Innovative Solutions, doing contract work for State Department publications.

Previously, I was a staff photojournalist at St. Joseph News-Press in northwest Missouri.

I earned an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia on a Fulbright scholarship and a B.A. in International Relations, with high honors, from Bilkent University in Turkey.

I am an FAA-certified drone pilot and a PADI-certified advanced scuba diver with a passion for underwater photography.