I was born in West Warwick, RI, and currently live in Fall River, MA. I became interested in photography as a hobby 12 years ago, and haven’t put my camera down since. I was always interested in design, though I didn’t realize it until I began to entertain the possibility of becoming a full-time photographer and learned about related fields. I started college without a clear idea of what I wanted to study. I explored different disciplines—from music, to engineering, to audio & video production—before finally settling on graphic design. I took a kinetic typography class at a different institution which captivated my attention far more than other classes did. I knew I’d found the right path and decided to enroll at UMass Dartmouth. Through my design studies, I’ve taken a particular interest in brand identities and visual systems, combining my passions for photography and typography.