Patricia Marroquin has enjoyed photography since she was a child. As an undergraduate communication arts major at Cal Poly Pomona, she took a photojournalism course and developed film in a darkroom. She went on to earn a master's degree in Communication from Stanford University. Patricia worked for decades at daily newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Morning News and the Los Angeles Times. She moved to a career in higher education and served as a Senior Editor-Writer in the Office of Media Relations at UCLA. She retired from that job in 2020. She is currently a contributing photographer to Getty Images. She lives in Oxnard, Ventura County, California.