My first "real" camera was a 1970s Minolta 35mm, well-used by my uncle to document local stories for my family's Eastern Kentucky-based newspaper. Like any good heirloom, memories echoed. I answered, began making my own memories. This was the dawn of my interest in visual media and documentary storytelling. After working in video production and photography for several years in Lexington, Kentucky, I became a "Lex-pat" in 2015, when I moved to NYC to pursue a Masters in Media Studies at The New School. I am now excited to be a part of EdLab's video team.