I was raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, a short bus ride from New York City. I earned a PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University, but left the field of molecular biology research to raise my family. After leaving research, I took an interest in photography and began taking classes at ICP and other online platforms. I honed my skills through many photography trips all over the world. My photography spans several genres including street photography, landscape photography and long exposure cityscapes. Currently my focus is a series of candid portraits of strangers captured on the streets of New York City. The people in the photographs all possess a characteristic, gesture, or physical trait that I identify as parts of my own story. The series is a composite of pieces of her life – a self-portrait.