I grew up in the Midwest, but am a West Coaster at heart. I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College with degrees in journalism and international studies. I'm passionate about international arts journalism and using writing and photography to tell the stories of creators around the world. I'm living in my home city of Chicago and interning with the Chicago Tribune RedEye. In my free time, I freelance for a variety of national outlets, play guitar and explore Chicago.