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I am a graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY. I studied Biomedical Photographic Communications – a Bachelor of Science degree in photography that is unique to RIT. In addition to this major, I completed yearlong concentrations in ophthalmic photography, high magnification imaging, and digital publishing.
I currently work as an Ophthalmic Photographer / Biometrist at the Virginia Eye Institute, a large, multi-specialty ophthalmic practice. As of August 2015, I am a Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA), an internationally recognized certification awarded by the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS).
Photography has always been a guiding force in my life. To me, photography is all about the process of problem solving, and it has provided the backbone for the way I think. I am always seeking ways to combine creative and technical thinking, whether it be capturing a beautiful landscape, designing a new imaging system, or performing a diagnostic imaging test on a patient. Photography has so much potential in a variety of fields, such as medicine, science, and consumer electronics, and I strive to transform that potential into something kinetic.
In addition to photography, I have a strong background in computers. From building my own custom PC to troubleshooting a computer problem, I have a well-rounded skillset with electronic devices. A “gearhead” at heart, I am fascinated by consumer electronics and always keep up-to-date with the latest developments. My coworkers and peers often request my expertise with IT related problems. I am eager to help others with their troubles, and I will calmly work through the problem and explain the process clearly.
To further my computer skills, I am currently taking classes in computer programming, specifically Digital Image Processing with MATLAB as well as Python. I soon aim to transition from a clinical photographer to an innovator in the technology industry, working on projects such as image quality testing. By utilizing my photography experience and technical imaging knowledge, I hope to bridge any gaps that exist between camera engineers and end-users.
I pride myself on being detail-oriented, eager to learn, and intrinsically motivated with everything I do. I am not happy when I am standing still; finding ways to better myself, my work, and the world around me are the ideals that keep me moving.
I am not your typical photographer.
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