Cell phone: 248-890-2151
I’m Kirsten and I am a photojournalism student at Central Michigan University. I live my life for the moments, big or small, that surround us everyday. To be able to get paid to capture those moments would be a dream come true.
When I first came to college, I never imagined going into this field. I was originally an elementary education major, but after thinking long and hard about it, I realized teaching wasn’t for me. I had always had a love for photography, so I enrolled in photo classes at CMU. When I took my first basic media photography class, I was hooked and it all starts from there.
Photojournalism infatuates me. When I’m holding the camera, nothing else exist except me and the moment. I hope to inspire others to live in the moment and to stop and think about the moments going on around the world through my images.
My main goal would be to become a documentary photographer traveling the world, seeking out the moments that most people miss everyday. There are so many places around the world that remain unknown. My dream is to explore them and show the beauty that lies within.
At CMU, I am involved in the independent student-run publication, CM-Life, an active member in Central Press Photographers Association, the president of Club Hip Hop, and a peer advisor with study abroad helping other students’ dreams of going abroad come true.
When I’m not making photographs, you can probably find me dancing, traveling, working out, cooking, reading, or just trying to enjoy life with the people around me.