Costa Rica - my first portfolio

I had decided that I wanted to be a photographer, but had no photos. In grad school, a friend of mine was running a trip to Costa Rica to study monkeys for the summer. I piggybacked onto the trip and then stayed after the research was finished for a couple of months. Walking or taking the bus I roamed around the country trying to capture a little bit of the culture. It was a wonderful time and the people were very generous with me. When I got back to Charlottesville a few months later, I used the photos as the basis of my first portfolio.