Carolyn is a staff photojournalist at The Washington Post. After growing up on a farm in rural North Carolina, she found her way to photojournalism through first majoring in astrophysics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, she has interned at The Chicago Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Herald (Jasper, IN), The White House, and National Geographic. Prior to joining The Post, she was a staff photojournalist at the San Antonio Express-News covering south and west Texas. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year, College Photographer of the Year, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, PDN’s 30, Magnum’s 30 under 30, among others.