I'm a freelance photographer from the United States.
Knowing from a young age that photography and philanthropy are my passions, I received a degree in Photojournalism and Communications from American University in Washington, DC.
Since then, I have traveled and freelanced around the world, worked at nonprofits with important causes (removing landmines, education, and climate change), and continued to build my business. In addition to photography, I utilize my communications background and consult in numerous fields.
Traveling and experiencing new things are always at the forefront of my decisions; immersing in my wanderlust is my way of life; and being involved in charities and organizations that share my sense of purpose is of the utmost importance to me. Check out some of the fantastic organizations I support below, and see you on the road!
~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~
Freelance / Clients / Project-based
~ WRITING & BLOGGING ~
Articles / Reviews / Guest Blogs
~ COPYEDITING & PROOFREADING ~
Books / Magazines / Newspapers /Academic Work
~ NON-PROFITS & DEVELOPMENT ~
Social Media / Donor Stewardship
WAYS TO CONNECT
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Homes of Hope India
Since its founding in 2006, with the generous help of concerned people, foundations, corporations and charitable groups around the world, Homes of Hope has rescued and provided a safe home for over 400 orphaned and neglected girls, and supported education for over 20,000 poor children. They work within their infrastructure of orphanages, schools, and community empowerment centers. For more information on how to donate or get involved, visit this site: www.homeofhopeindia.org
Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children. They partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. Fifty companies and over 350 engineers have volunteered their time and talent so far.
To learn more and get involved, check out this site:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private, international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. All of its members agree to honor the following principles: MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions. For more information or how to donate, click on this link:
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises. The IRC puts into place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. They use their learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. Their focus areas are: to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. To learn more about their work or to donate, go to this link: www.rescue.org
Save the Children
Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis, and for their future. In the US and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, they change the course of their future. They help children in 120 countries by giving them what they need to grow up healthy and happy. To learn more and see how to get involved, check out this link:
MAG (Mines Advisory Group)
MAG's vision is a safe and secure future for men, women, and children affected by armed violence and conflict. The four areas they work in are: landmine and uxo clearance, risk education, arms and management destruction, and emergency response. MAG's work has helped more than 16 million people in conflict-affected areas in over 40 countries since 1989. To learn more and get involved, visit this site: www.maginternational.org
WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
Their mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, they have refined the way in which they work around an ambitious new strategy. Their new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. For more information on how to get involved or donate, check out this site: www.worldwildlife.org
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF works with the United Nations other United Nations agencies to make sure that children are on the global agenda. UNICEF strikes a balance between thorough research and practical solutions for children. To learn more, visit this link: https://www.unicef.org/