San Francisco, CA
Q: What song do you play on repeat?
A: "Typical Girls" by The Slits.
Q: What's the best way to start the day?
A: Strong coffee and the sun on my face.
Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?
A: Traveling again, hopefully.
Q: What is the most impactful project you've worked on and why.
A: Probably my BFF.fm radio community project, because it made me realize how important it is for me to collaborate with people and celebrate their environments.
Q: Which art/photo exhibit that you've seen has impacted you the most?
A: La Casa Azul/The Blue House. Because it's not just about the final product but about the environment and how Frieda Kahlo lived.
Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
A: Is there an end to outer space? How far does it go, and then what?
Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?
A: A 9-5 job is not a promise of stability, and it is not for everyone.
Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?
Q: What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
A: Capo's Pizza - just tried it last night, very good.
Q: What book impacted you the most?
A: There is a book called Tumbledown by Robert Boswell that I think about all the time. It's about a group of therapists and patients whose lives overlap. It is written in third person from various perspectives to showcase wildly different realities and mental states. The writing and what he was able to convey felt remarkable to me.
Q: What risks are worth taking?
A: Anything eye opening, challenging, and engaging that is unlikely to end in physical or emotional injury.
Q: What are the first 3 chapters of your autobiography titled?
A: Dancing in the Basement to the 8-track Stereo.
Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?
Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.
A: Best: "It's not what you do, it's who you are to someone." —My mom. Worst: "But you don't ride a road bike, you ride a basket bike." —An old boss, as I started training for a long bike ride.
Q: How has your work evolved over the past few years?
A: It is more intentional. I try not to spend time on work unless I want more of that specific kind of work.
Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)
A: Microfiber cloth, for both the lens and my glasses.