Staff photographer Mike Christy was hired by the Daily Star in October, 2012. He's a graduate of the University of Arizona. He is a native of nearby Vail, Ariz. Before he was hired at the Star, he interned with the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Gazette. At the Daily Star, Mike covers the University of Arizona football and basketball teams, including the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments, He has photographed for award-winning immigration projects such as "Divided by Law" and a 12-state bus journey by a Guatemalan family. Email Mike at mchristy@tucson.com.