Katy Gross is a native Santa Fean who received her Masters Degree in Art Education from NYU in the winter of 2010. She taught during and since that time as an instructor in documentary photography and assisted in curricular development in various arts programs in New York City. Katy graduated from Brown University in 2005, where she studied International Development. Her senior thesis focused on the power of documentary film and photography in promoting democracy in Latin America. She studied photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and in the Documentary Studies program at the former College of Santa Fe. She believes very much in the power of storytelling and is thrilled that she has been given the opportunity to help young people tell their stories.