Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
Master of Science, with coursework in foreign reporting (East Asia concentration), investigative skills, digital media, broadcast journalism, international media studies, news and magazine writing; recipient of Leo Hindery Fellowship for academic excellence
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Bachelor of Arts in History Honors, graduating with honors and on Dean’s List; coursework in Chinese history, Asian Studies, Chinese language and English literature; recipient of the Hector Gordon Munro Award for top History student and the WH McInnes award for top performance in English literature; member of Golden Key International Honor Society; Staff writer and editor for official campus newspaper, The Ubyssey
Reporter, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong (current)
Work as a reporter, covering legal affairs, court cases, social issues, human rights and politics using investigative, data reporting and multimedia skills. Investigative projects have won the newspaper’s “Best Scoop” award and a feature story on the suffering of refugees in Hong Kong won a Foreign Correspondents’ Club and Amnesty International’s “Best Human Rights Reporting” (Asia) award.
Independent Journalist and Columnist, various publications (ongoing)
Covering China for The Economist, Newsweek/The Daily Beat, The Nation, Post Magazine, The Vancouver Observer, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, The Georgia Straight and The Raw Story. Columnist and contributor for Herizons: Canada’s highest circulation feminist magazine. Areas of specialty include North American and East Asian politics, Asian culture and literature, human rights, legal affairs and women’s issues.
Web Editorial Intern/Assistant Blog Editor, The Nation Magazine, New York, N.Y.
Wrote for the website and magazine, produced multimedia, edited articles, edited Student Nation blog, conducted fact checking and research, monitored web analytics, managed social media accounts to promote content and reader engagements, did research on investigative stories.
Video Producer/Intern Reporter, The Raw Story
Produced videos, reported and wrote breaking stories on American policy, politics and human rights issues, aggregated wire content and produced social media content for the progressive news website.
Staff Writer and Investigative Editor, The Ubyssey, Vancouver, B.C.
Staff writer for the University of British Columbia’s official student newspaper from 2006-2010, covering the arts, local politics, and campus life. From 2009-2010, led the Investigative Journalism Team: duties as editor included training writers, generating story ideas, coordinating research, and editing stories. Story on sexual assault on campus attracted citywide attention and pressured university to extend safety programs.
English Tutor and Editor, Vancouver, B.C.
TESOL-certified English teacher, offering individual and group lessons and exam preparation. Experienced proofreader and copy editor, working with clients on book manuscripts, essays, websites, resumes, cover letters and marketing materials.
Languages: Cantonese (fluent), Mandarin (advanced), French (written), Spanish (written); Experienced translator
Multimedia: Professionally trained in photography, audio and video production; Adept with Final Cut, Photoshop, Adobe Suite
Web: Experienced in all areas of web production including blogging, SEO, HTML, CMS including WordPress and Drupal, ChartBeat, comment moderation
Social Media: Adept at promoting content and reader engagement through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Diggit, etc. Worked as a social media editor for The Nation magazine and The Raw Story. Contributing to social media reporting and promotion for the South China Morning Post.