Mia moved to Philadelphia in 2001 to attend the University of the Arts. Graduating with a BFA in photography in 2004 she lived in the City of Brotherly love for 9 years, relocating to Brooklyn in 2010. Her photography has always been centered on exploring and documenting the urban landscape and built environment. She is drawn to shooting abandoned and neglected urban areas and their waterways. Professionally, she has worked as Manager of Digital Documentation at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia and is currently employed as Senior Photographer at the Museum of the City of New York. Her work at the Museum of the City of New York taught her much about the history and structure of New York. This led her to enter the Master Urban Planning program in spring 2014 at Hunter College in Manhattan with the aim becoming involved in the urban landscape that she is so passionate about.