I came to Prague last fall, 2016, just to study abroad as a student and immediately fell in love with the city, people I’ve met here, and Anglo-American University.

I was just joking around with my family, like, what if I came here full time? And then I looked closer into it and all of my credits transferred correctly and it would just work out. And so about three weeks before I was supposed to leave Prague last year, I got an acceptance letter from AAU, and it was amazing to be able to come back after about a year and see everything that I’ve missed, which looked exactly the way that I left it. I always knew that I wanted to travel for my job but didn’t know that I’d be able to do it for school. And I am so fortunate to be able to come from California to Europe!

I want to become a photojournalist and I would love to help people through that. One of my favourite photographers is Dorothea Lange – she helped to expose people who were in hard times, and I want to do that too, to help the world know about people who are in hardships so that we are able to help them. And I want to be able to do that around the world! Right now I want to stay in Europe but I definitely want to explore Africa a lot and eventually South America… I don’t know, I want to go everywhere!