EDUCATION
International Center of Photography, NY, USA -- One-Year Certificate: Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Kent State University, OH, USA -- Master of Arts: Visual Communication Design
Kent State University, OH, USA -- Bachelor of Science: Visual Communication Design
Mt. Hood Community College, OR, USA -- Associate of Applied Science: Graphic Design
Mt. Hood Community College, OR, USA -- Associate of Applied Science: Journalism
University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia -- Visual Arts Major

AWARDS
2013   American Photography 29 -- Winner
2012   American Photography 28 -- Winner
2012   Palm Springs Photo Festival -- Grand Prize Winner
2012   PDN Magazine Photo Annual -- Winner
2012   POYi -- Final round judging selection, Features category
2012   Magnum Expression Award -- Finalist
2012   International Photography Awards -- Honorable Mention in five catagories
2011   Visa Pour l'Image, France -- Selected artist for the annual International Festival of Photojournalism
2011   Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, United Kingdom -- Final round judging selection
2011   Communication Arts Photography Annual -- Winner, five images from the series "Birth in Rural Nepal"
2010   CENTER -- Selected + Juror's Choice Award, Project Competition
2010   Visual Arts Festival Vevey, Switzerland -- Selected artist for Images Biennale
2010   Prix ANI (Association Nationale des Iconographes), Perpignan, France -- Finalist
2009   Critical Mass -- Book Award finalist
2009   Critical Mass -- Voted as one of the Top 50 Photographers
2009   PDN 30 -- Selected as one of the "30 Emerging Photographers to Watch"
2009   American Photography 25 -- Winner in the 25th Anniversary Photo Annual
2009   Communication Arts Photography Annual -- Winner, five images from the series "Radical Love"
2009   Reportage by Getty Images -- Selected and featured as an "Emerging Talent"
2009   Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) -- 3rd Place + Honorable Mention
2009   Reflexions Masterclass -- Nomination
2008   International Photography Awards -- Multiple Honorable Mentions
2008   New York Photo Awards -- Finalist + Honorable Mention
2008   Eddie Adams Workshop XXI -- Selected + Sports Illustrated Magazine Award

EXHIBITS
2013   International Center of Photography -- I'll be Your Mirror -- New York, NY
2012   Southeast Museum of Photography -- Anthology 2012 -- Daytona Beach, FL
2012   Palm Springs Photo Festival -- Grand Prize Winner Slideshow -- Palm Springs, CA
2012   Australian Centre for Photography -- Hijacked III Exhibit -- Sydney, Australia
2012   London Festival of Photography -- Photofusion Gallery -- Hijacked III Exhibit -- London, United Kingdom
2012   SlideLuck PotShow Cleveland -- Cleveland, OH
2012   Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts -- Hijacked III Exhibit -- Perth, Australia
2012   QUAD Gallery -- Hijacked III Exhibit -- Derby, United Kingdom
2012   SlideLuck PotShow Bologna -- Uncommon Intimacy -- Bologna, Italy
2011   Visa Pour l'Image, France -- International Festival of Photojournalism -- Perpignan, France
2011   Photo Phnom Penh Festival -- Canon/Melon Rouge Projection -- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2011   SlideLuck PotShow New York -- Sacred Spaces -- New York, NY
2011   Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University -- A View of Caring -- New Brunswick, NJ
2010   Visual Arts Festival Vevey Biennale -- Images -- Vevey, Switzerland
2010   Annenberg Space for Photography -- Pictures of the Year International, Slide Show Night -- Los Angeles, CA
2010   The Last Supper Film Festival -- Self-made Identity -- Brooklyn, NY
2010   Zane Bennett Contemporary Art -- Center Winners -- Santa Fe, NM
2010   SlideLuck PotShow Los Angeles -- Women's Work -- Hollywood, CA
2010   Photographic Center Northwest -- EXPOSED: Critical Mass -- Seattle, WA
2010   International Center of Photography -- What We Saw: Dialects -- New York, NY
2009   SlideLuck PotShow Ottowa I -- Inclusion/Exclusion -- Ottowa, Canada
2009   SlideLuck PotShow Portland IV -- Local -- Portland, OR
2009   The Center of Photography -- Documentary Exhibition -- Fort Collins, CO
2009   Johnson & Johnson -- Our Giving Around the World -- New Brunswick, NJ
2009   SlideLuck PotShow Seattle VIII -- Open -- Seattle, WA
2009   New York Photo Festival -- New Visionaires -- New York, NY
2009   Month of Photography Los Angeles -- PDN 30 -- Los Angeles, CA
2009   SlideLuck PotShow Portland III -- Happiness -- Portland, OR
2008   Camera Club of New York -- National Juried Competition -- New York, NY
2008   Pingyao International Photo Festival -- What We Saw -- Pingyao, China
2008   International Center of Photography -- Reflect -- New York, NY

LECTURES
2011   Portland Art Museum -- Solo lecture during Portland Photo Month -- Portland, OR
2010   Newspace Center for Photography -- SPE NW: Women in Photography, panel -- Portland, OR
2009   Parsons the New School for Design -- PDN 30, panel -- New York, NY
2006   SXSW Interactive Festival -- Traditional Design and New Technology, panel -- Austin, TX
...also, numerous solo lectures at colleges & universities in both the US & UK

GRANTS
2009   MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Reporting Workshop -- Scholarship Award
2008   Johnson & Johnson Foundation -- Fellowship Award
2008   The New York Times -- Photojournalism Scholarship Award
2008   Global Fund for Children -- Fellowship Finalist

PRESS
2013-01   Communication Arts Magazine -- Interviewed & Featured
2012-04   ASMP member news –- Announced as Grand Prize Winner, Palm Springs Photo Festival
2012-04   NAU blog -- Interviewed & Featured
2012-01   British Journal of Photography -- Interviewed & Featured
2011-12   British Journal of Photography, iPad issue #2 -- Interviewed & Featured
2011-07   NPR -- Featured
2010-09   PDN's Emerging Photographer Magazine -- Interviewed
2010-03   Fraction Magazine -- Featured as part of the CENTER award winners
2009-10   PDN's Emerging Photographer Magazine -- Interviewed
2009-07   The Travel Photographer blog -- Featured
2009-03   A Photo Editor blog -- Featured as part of PDN 30
2009-03   Leica China website -- Featured [a simple translation]
2009-03   PDN Magazine -- Featured as one of the "30 Emerging Photographers to Watch"
2009-02   ASMP Bulletin -- Featured
2009-01   The 37th frame blog -- Featured
2008-12   Verve Photo "New Breed of Documentary Photographer" blog -- Featured