One of the most important lessons I learned in the Fullerton College Photography Department was to experiment with all types of photography. In my five years as a photographer, I have tried fashion, photojournalism and fine art. The photography department emphasized both technical and conceptual aspects of photography. The technical aspects pushed me to find perfection in the way I edit my work and through exploring concept it helped push my idea of how powerful photography can be in the real world. As soon as finishing the photography program at Fullerton College, I transferred to the Fine Arts program at Cal State Fullerton, where I started doing photojournalism that took me to countries like Cambodia and Guatemala, where I used my skills to photograph social justice issues in those countries. After finishing the Cal State Fullerton program I moved to Chicago for a photo fellowship. In the three years of living here in Chicago I have received numerous awards and have shown my work nationally at galleries in New York, California, Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, and have given talks at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cal State Fullerton, Gallery 400 and ACRE. Fullerton College really gave me the confidence and skills to pursue greater goals each year.