My name is Marta Payne, I am a photojournalism student from Western Kansas, and have been at the University of Missouri in Columbia for nearly three years. It is my passion to tell the stories of people around the world. I long to tell the stories of new-found hope and resilience that is often overlooked and not given the praise and attention that is deserved.

My hobbies include hammocking, hiking, playing with animals and spending time with people.