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 pursuing a career 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.