A few months after I graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak for The Wall Street Journal.
I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone had been living a hell for months before I got there.
At that time the world acted like this was not their problem and I felt it was my responsibility to help document it. It would be many more months and over 10,000 dead before the virus and crisis was brought under control.