RESUME

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Business Insider Fellow
July 2021 – Present
Author of “10 Things Before the Opening Bell,” Business Insider’s daily markets newsletter; report business, technology and human interest stories for Business Insider

Contributing Reporter/Writer, GreenBiz Group
April 2021 – Present
Report and write about business and technology as they relate to the environment, sustainability and climate; attend conferences with top scientists, CEOs and climate experts

Buzzfeed News Investigative Reporting Intern
January – May 2021
Reported on a decades-long pharmaceutical scandal; interviewed trauma victims, looked into corrupt academics who published falsified research and parsed through hospital records and legal documents; learned OSINT and applied digital investigative tools

Managing Editor, Flique Editorial
August 2020 – June 2021
Assign and edit stories, network with freelancers; manage writers, editorial content and graphic design; spearheaded the column series “The Postgrad Playbook;” write monthly opinion pieces about technology, culture and psychology

Multimedia Journalist, Annenberg Media
August 2020 – June 2021
Report, write, shoot and edit stories across platforms; produced daily stories on deadline as well as longer feature stories; developed multimedia elements and shareable social media content

Staff Writer, US-China Today
August 2020 – June 2021
Write and report on Hong Kong, immigration and global affairs for US-China Today, affiliated with the University of Southern California’s US-China Research Institute

Graduate Research Fellow, USC Annenberg
August 2020 – June 2021
Researched media consumption patterns based on demographic, political slant, and pre- versus post-COVID-19 eras; conducted literature reviews, scoured databases and constructed research spreadsheets

Editor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
March 2019 – November 2019
Editor of materials published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong newspaper and magazine; wrote feature articles as well as my own monthly health science column

English Teacher, MT Learning, Hong Kong
August 2018 – January 2019
Worked with local children in Hong Kong, collaborated with other English- and Mandarin-language teachers; designed and implemented lessons for a range of age groups

University Writing Tutor, San Diego State Writing Center
August 2017 – June 2018
Assisted undergraduate and graduate writers to focus on individual voice, cohesiveness of composition, language and nurturing of student’s preexisting strengths

LANGUAGES

Cantonese, English

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, 2021
Master’s of Science, Journalism

San Diego State University, 2018
Major, Kinesiology
Minor, Philosophy

Achievements & AWARDS

  • Bryce Nelson Award for Distinguished Journalism, 2021
  • Annenberg Graduate Fellowship (full-tuition scholarship), 2020 – 2021
  • USC Annenberg Student Representative at Carnegie-Knight Journalism Objectivity Seminar
  • Amazon #1 Bestseller in Travel Writing, Hong Kong History, China History, Travelogues & Essays, Southeast Asia Travel and Central Asia History
  • Amazon #1 Most Wished For (July – September 2020), Travel Writing
  • Literary Titan Gold Award, Everywhere But Home (2020)

SKILLS

  • Digital skills:
    • Coding for interactive web design (HTML, jQuery, CSS)
    • Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom, Audition
    • Interactive timelines, infographics, multimedia elements for storytelling
    • Graphic design
    • Microsoft Excel for data journalism
    • Newsletter creation and distribution, audience engagement analytics
    • Social media content creation

  • Reporting proficiencies
    • Open source intelligence and FOIA
    • Video and audio production, script writing
    • Business, technology, environmental and markets reporting
    • Science and research writing
    • Travel and culture journalism