In her own words –
“I was the kind of five year old that picked flowers during a soccer game instead of actually playing the game. I preferred to paint seashells and draw sunsets. I kept my anti-sports lifestyle until sophomore year of high school, when I started photographing Texas football for my school’s yearbook. And then I fell in love.
I covered almost every game my junior and senior years of high school, and then once I got to Northwestern, I joined The Daily Northwestern’s photo team and started covering Big Ten football. I photographed over 15 games in six states in my four years at Northwestern. As a journalist, there’s a certain kind of rush you get after ending an incredible interview — I got that same feeling on the sidelines.
I interned at Tampa Bay Times as a photojournalist, where I learned that my love for sports photography wasn’t exclusive to football — I loved baseball, too. I photographed over 25 Tampa Bay Rays games in six months.
I don’t call myself a sports photographer because I still love every kind of photography, especially storytelling. But sports photography holds a special place in my heart. Nothing beats that sideline rush, press box food and late nights leaving a stadium. I’m patiently waiting for sports to safely resume. Until then, you can find me telling the stories of Texas, my home state.”
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