But you originally started as a med student. Why the shift?
I came to a crossroads shortly before starting med school. I realized I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. It felt safe but wasn’t what I really loved. I started connecting with fellow creatives, and brands started reaching out to me. That was the first time I realized I could do this thing I always thought was just a hobby and make it my job.
How do you keep up with the ever-changing social media world?
I think it’s exciting. You can jump from platform to platform and continue to evolve yourself and your story instead of feeling limited or defined by one thing. For me, it used to be my blog. Now it’s Instagram, and then who knows—but I know it will be some evolution of myself.
How did you master the art of Instagram in the first place?
I’ve always felt like a self-learner. I taught myself web design, graphic design, and photography. When you learn something yourself, you’re learning on a deeper level. I soaked up any resource I had: YouTube, books, blogs, other people, and then started learning by doing. There are so many ways to learn, and that’s what’s exciting about it.