Rich Mealey is a senior at the University of Washington (2012) majoring in Social Sciences. Mealey grew up in New England, but has lived in the American West for all of his adult life, Anchorage, Las Vegas, San Diego, and the Seattle areas.
He is a US Air Force veteran, and a former Software Engineer. Today he is a freelance photographer, and also helps to provide opportunities for low-income and homeless citizens by partnering with the Seattle street paper REAL CHANGE as a contributing news photographer. He enjoys lifelong learning. When he is not working and is not in school, Rich spends time travelling, taking photos, or relaxing with friends and family.