I first went to Rwanda in 2009 to teach English before going to Malawi to work as a photojournalist and then Kenya to work on a dairy farm. I returned to Rwanda in 2012 to work as a photojournalist for Rwanda Partners (now All Across Africa). These are some images of the people I worked with and interviewed. Their stories are simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. Many more photos and stories are included in the Photojournalism section of this website.