For the past 3 years, I have dedicated my time and effort to learn photography from the inside out at Brooks Institute, Ventura. During this time, I have made a lot of friends and consider many my family. We started together, fought hard, shed blood, and sweat day in and day out. Today marks an end of Brooks Institute as the same board members that vow to change the culture of our school have decided to close the doors to our education. I am sadden by this as I was so close to completing my goal of being the first in my family to obtain a degree in college.
While this may mark an end of an era, I am happy to say that I have met some incredible people within the Brooks family and with their support, I am now fueled with a new passion and goal. I am excited for this new beginning and can't wait for the opportunities that will present itself through hard work and perseverance.