Ksenia Dobbs receives scholarship
Ksenia Dobbs received scholarship for Momenta Workshop

Senior VCD major Ksenia Dobbs has received The West Award to attend the Momenta Workshop in New Orleans this Spring. As a student on the Photography track in the VCD program, Ksenia met with Jaime Windon, aka "The Blonde Photographer", during the Advisory Board Portfolio Reviews in December. Upon reviewing Ksenia's portfolio, she suggested that she look into this opportunity. 

Momenta arose when three media professionals in top photography companies saw a need to change the industry through public storytelling. Their goal was to "find like-minded photographers around the world and encourage social change with powerful images."

Ksenia stated, "I met Jaime Windon at the portfolio review and she told me about the Momenta Workshops and that I would be a great fit. So, I looked into the workshops and found one working with non-profits in New Orleans which sounds amazing except they’re like $1750. They have scholarships you can apply for so I applied for The West Award that pays for the whole workshop. I sent them the video about Erma and a cover letter talking about my experience with her family and how the workshops would further my career goals. I got the award!"

Dobbs also expressed that her experience in VCD 410: Portfolio and Professional Development helped her prepare for the reviews, and ultimately land the award and this opportunity.

Congratulations Ksenia, we're excited to see what this experience holds for you!

Learn more about the Momenta Workshops here