I live in South Carolina where I have been pursuing a graduate degree at Clemson University. I have a BFA in Studio Art (Photography) from the University of Arizona. As an Army veteran I was an enlisted soldier, a signal officer, and a public affairs officer, and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Outside of academia, my primary employment is in procurement and customer service which is supervised and regulated by a chocolate labrador retriever with an insatiable appetite for carrots and other fruits and vegetables. However, I feel my past experience and professional communication education have prepared me for a career in corporate communication, media relations, technical writing/editing or organizational training.