As the 2016 recipient of UC Berkeley's Center for Global Public Health Reporting Fellowship, as well as a recipient of a Tinker Grant from UC Berkeley's Center for Latin American Studies, my summer research project took me south of the hemisphere to Peru.  With just a backpack and my cameras in tow, for 15 weeks I explored the country and documented the food environment. My photojournalism project in the coastal, urban city of Trujillo captured how dietary changes have created a public health crisis by contributing to the rise of non-communicable diseases such as obesity and Type II diabetes.

To learn more, read my project proposal or journal articles below.

Visit my photo gallery to see highlights.