My name is Hannah Sturtecky and I live and breathe photography, which you might have been able to guess by skimming through my website or following me on Instagram. My love of photos has been apparent since my first disposable film camera in childhood that lead me to pursue a degree in photojournalism.
I earned my Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2016 with an emphasis in photojournalism, minors in mathematics and history and a multicultural studies certificate. In December 2017 I completed my Master's in Journalism with an emphasis in visual editing and management, and just finished three years working at the daily news organization the Columbia Missourian.
For my Master's project, I designed, edited and published the 68th Missouri Photo Workshop, which took place in Cuba, Mo. in 2016. It involved constructing narratives for 46 photographers' documentary stories and laying them out in a publishable book while conducting research on the significance of photo editors in the workplace (AKA why I deserve a job).
When I don't have a camera glued to my face, I spend time exploring my new home of Houston, Texas, which often involves trying new breweries but also expanding my collection of Netflix conquests.
I've recently begun working full-time at NASA Johnson Space Center as a video archivist for International Space Station Mission Video. I hope that this will open doors for me to someday become a photojournalist/multimedia producer for NASA.