"I was fortunate enough to have had a very multicultural upbringing and many diverse experiences in my young life. I was born in Taiwan and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona as part of a biracial household. As a child, I spent summers enduring the monsoons of the tropics and running around barefoot in the deserts of the southwest.
As I grew older, I was able to take part in academic programs in the northeast and abroad.
It is perhaps because of these varied experiences that I am plagued by an insatiable wanderlust. I had a passport and took my first cross-oceanic flight by the time I was 10 months old. I have visited and photographed in 28 countries and still feel like I’m just getting started.
Photography is my way of bringing the world home with me."
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