Hey there, and welcome to my photography site. I'm a full time Ph.D. candidate at Boston University studying bioinformatics and researching microbiome changes in the context of chronic diseases. I live in New Haven, CT with my husband. When I'm not doing research, I enjoy taking photos on my travels.
I learned the basics of photography from my mom, who has been taking photos of me and my family for years. She eventually let me have her first-ever DSLR, a Nikon D80, and I bought a used 50mm f/1.4 lens to use with it. After less than a year, I outgrew the D80 (everywhere I went, I complained about its horrid low-light ability) and bought a Nikon D750. I still use the 50mm and take it with me wherever I travel.
I didn't really know what to do with all the pictures I was taking, so I started this site to organize some of my favorites. I also uploaded some pictures to Unsplash, which allows my photos to live all over the internet in strange and fortuitous places. These range from the Utah Auditor's website and the D.C. Maine State Society to random real estate blogs (thanks to a picture of a friend's family property in Maine) and endless articles about "getting stuck" in some metaphorical way (with my photo of a 16-passenger van getting stuck on a muddy road during a southern Utah service trip).
I love chatting about travel and photography, so if you feel so inclined, you can contact me. Thanks for stopping by!