Professional Service

  • Served on the council for accreditation in journalism and mass communication for 20 years emphasizing photography, general education and establishing and promoting their standards of diversity for schools to be accreditated
  • Judged World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, and Society of News Design international competitions
  • Board Member of National Press Photographers Foundation
  • Board Member of International Leica Society (LHSA)
  • In all of these instances (except for WEST and the “ADDITIONALLY” categories) she was either the first person or the first woman-or-minority to have these jobs and consistently expanded these roles, creating more impact for photography while also being a steady champion of opportunities for women and minorities in the newsroom and in universities and classroom throughout her career. Of the positions she’s held, the only one she ever applied for was her National Geographic internship. She was NGS’s second picture editing intern – with only staff picture editor O. Louis Mazzatenta having that intern role 13 years prior.