I am 18 years old and a senior at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California.
I have been a San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild member since I was juried in at age 12.
I have been taking photographs since I got my first camera on the plane when I was 4 years old when I flew from my birthplace in Russia to California when I was adopted.
My top three photography accomplishments:
Age 15- I was a Youth Commisioner and the personal photographer for the Mayor of Berkeley the day the President Of Ireland came to officially thank the city's first responders for their response on the day six Irish students died in a building collapse.
Age 14- photographed President Obama at the White House along with the President's Photography staff at the personal invite of the chief White House photographer, Pete Souza.
Age 13- I was the youngest summer intern with the California State Senate photography office.