A recent graduate from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, I grew up on a U.S. naval base in Japan. After 18 years of living life as a navy brat, I moved to Maryland in 2006.
All my opinions and photographs are my own and do not reflect the opinions or endorsements of my employers, past and present.
I’m a web production intern at Education Week, in Bethesda, Md.
Education is a topic of interest of mine, especially since I moved to Maryland, and saw the great inequity that existed in the education system. It disturbs me that despite acknowledging the need for educated members of society, there’s a serious problem with realizing that need.
I was also the education beat reporter for Capital News Service in the Washington, D.C. bureau during the Fall 2011 semester. CNS is a student-run wire service operated out of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in College Park, Md.
Prior to working with CNS, I was an intern during the summer of 2011 for the Montgomery Sentinel in Rockville, Md., and a freelance reporter for its sister paper, the Prince George’s Sentinel in Lanham, Md. during the spring 2009 semester.
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My other interests include topics in sociology like race, class and gender, and how they intersect. I’m also a blogger, photographer, and bookworm.
Since moving to Maryland, I have become increasingly aware of many social distinctions like race and class, and as someone who identifies as mixed raced I have an interest in getting people to take part in discussions about race and privilege, to break down the white/black binary that affects much of the way our culture moves and thinks.
I also have an interest in the culture and arts, with photography being a primary focus. This website is a space for my photographs and published articles but more importantly, the purpose of the website is to create a space where I can write about things that are not only personal but incite thoughtful discussion.
Comment boxes are open at the end of each post but I can also be reached via email at contact[at]gcimages.net (remove the [ ] when writing an Email). I am also accepting post ideas and guest posts for those interested in contributing their minds to the GCi blog. Just email me at the above email address with your idea(s).