Born and raised in Denver, Leah Millis picked up her first SLR camera at the age of 12 and has had one in her hands ever since. 

Millis joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 2013 as a staff photographer. Since then she has covered the city's homelessness crisis, the historic drought and many things in between. Millis loves meeting new people, running towards the smoke and gaining new perspective every day through her job.