Résumé

Houston Chronicle ∙ Houston, Texas
Reporter (Aug. 2019 – present)

  • Write “Houston How To,” a twice-weekly smarter living column in Texas’s largest newspaper
  • Host “Houston How To,” a lifestyle podcast answering common questions and solving Houston-specific problems
  • Co-author “Texas Inc.,” a daily business newsletter
  • Report on weekend cops, crime and breaking news in southeast Texas

San Francisco Chronicle ∙ San Francisco, Calif.
Reporter (Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2019)

  • Covered breaking news, crime and human-interest stories at San Francisco’s largest media outlet
  • Produced content consistently reaching 100,000+ weekly page views
  • Reported on major news events such as the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, San Francisco’s Geary Street explosion and 2019 North Bay floods
  • Part of the team awarded an Online News Association breaking news –award for coverage of the 2018 Camp Fire

Asian American Journalists Association ∙ Remote/Houston, Texas
VOICES Fellow (May 2018 – Aug. 2018)

  • Developed long-form multimedia project on coming out experiences of LGBTQ Asian Americans, generating the most views (2,200+ hits) on the VOICES website
  • Created visual and audio elements using Datawrapper and Audacity

Santa Barbara Independent ∙ Santa Barbara, Calif.
News Intern (Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017, Apr. 2018 – June 2018)

  • Assisted news team in award-winning coverage of the 2017 Thomas Fire
  • Wrote stories for the news, living and arts & entertainment sections of Santa Barbara’s alt-weekly newspaper
  • Researched facts and contact sources for news analyses

The Bottom Line ∙ Santa Barbara, Calif.
Editor-in-Chief (May 2017 – May 2018), Executive Content Editor (May 2016 – May 2017), Campus Beat Reporter (May 2015 – May 2016), Staff Writer (Nov. 2014 – May 2015)

  • Guided a student-run weekly newspaper at the University of California, Santa Barbara to first-ever state and national awards, including a Pacemaker Award nomination
  • Increased content production and website views by 30 percent over a year
  • Oversaw 70 staff in direction of all written, filmed and photographed content
  • Led 22-person editorial board in all content and business decisions
  • Produced weekly 8-page issue with deputy, photo, layout and copy editors
  • Served as interim news and features editors
  • Fact-checked, researched and wrote stories
  • Prepared by-laws, code of ethics and staff manual

San Francisco Magazine ∙ San Francisco, Calif.
Editorial Intern (June 2017 – Sep. 2017)

  • Researched and fact-checked 5-10 print stories per issue of San Francisco’s regional lifestyle magazine
  • Wrote front-of-the-book pieces for magazine’s “Currents” section
  • Aided editors with transcriptions, directories, photo shoots and press image requests
  • Assisted with the reporting and fact-checking of the October 2017 issue, which was part of an ASME Ellie Award-winning package for General Excellence

TakePart.com ∙ Los Angeles, Calif.
Editorial Intern (June 2016 – Sep. 2016)

  • Wrote 2-3 articles weekly for Participant Media’s news and social advocacy website on social issues, including education, food insecurity and mental health
  • Created photo slideshows as content for marketing/advertising team
  • Designed and presented a marketing/content campaign with a team of 3 interns on the 2016 presidential elections to Participant Media executives

HelloFlo  ∙ Remote
Contributor (Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2016)

  • Wrote 1-2 articles weekly for a women’s health vertical, covering reproductive rights, politics, and international affairs

SKILLS

  • Languages: Cantonese (native), English (native), Mandarin Chinese (limited proficiency), Vietnamese (beginner)
  • Reporting: AP Style, Chicago Style, DSLR photography, fact-checking
  • Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity
  • Web: HTML, WordPress