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EDUCATION

Academy of Art University - San Francisco, California                June 2015 - December 2018

Master of Fine Art, Photography

University of California, Santa Cruz                        September 2010 - June 2014

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature; Minor in Italian Studies

Semester Study Abroad: Bangkok, Thailand and Rome, Italy

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Greenpeace USA - Washington, DC                June 2016 - Present

     Contributing Photographer

Photographing Greenpeace actions and related events nationwide and abroad

Photo Intern

Assisted the Photo Editor and Director of Communications with assignments; developed personal project; managed online photo database; photographed Greenpeace actions and major newsworthy events on the East coast; and collaborated with other departments

de Young Museum and Legion of Honor - San Francisco, California                  April 2016 - June 2016

     Event Programs Photographer

Photographed weekly Friday night events and installation for monthly Artist-in-Residence

Click Scan Share - Lafayette, California                October 2015 - May 2016

     Photo Technician

Digitized photos and album pages; scanned slides and negatives; edited and restored old photos; assisted other departments; customer service

Freelance Photographer                                           April 2015 - April 2016

      Music and Event photographer

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SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Bridge), Photo Mechanic, Cyberduck (FTP), Studio Lighting, Video Production and Editing, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Microsoft Office Suite

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Women Photojournalists of Washington                            April 2018 - Present

Secretary

Oversee day-to-day administration of communications; maintaining databases of members, donors, and interested individuals; taking minutes at meetings of the Board; sending general announcements via quarterly email newsletter and social media pages

American Society of Media Photographers                        January 2018 - Present

National Press Photographer’s Association                      August 2016 - Present

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EXHIBITIONS

Plastic Fantastic Show X - Astoria, Oregon June - July 2019

Portraiture: Through the Lens - Portland, Oregon June - July 2019

Wildlife Exhibition - San Diego, California May - June 2019

Holga Out of the Box Exhibition - Dallas, Texas            September - December 2016

Cabrillo College Spring Show - Aptos, California          May - June 2015

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OTHER

WPOW Portfolio Review - Washington, DC February 2019

Attendee

Women in Visual Journalism Conference - Denver, Colorado September 2018

Attendee

Magnum Photography Workshop - London, United Kingdom       March 2017

With David Alan Harvey