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

  • Cover crime, courts and breaking news for the metro desk
  • Develop longer features on the Bay Area’s Chinese American community
  • Assist business and investigative desks on stories as needed
  • One of 10 journalists selected nationwide as a Hearst Journalism Fellow

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

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

KCSB 91.9 FM News ∙ Santa Barbara, Calif.
Contributor (Apr. 2016 – Apr. 2018)

  • Write, record and file soundbites for the campus radio station’s nightly broadcast
  • Conduct man-on-the-street interviews for breaking news, including the 2016 anti-Donald Trump rallies at UCSB

Associated Press ∙ Los Angeles, Calif.
Photo Room Runner/Messenger (Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2018)

  • Bring SD cards to photo wire editors for immediate editing and upload
  • Bring tripods, cameras and lenses to photo room at the end of each game
  • Games ran: 2014 Bowl Championship Series Final, 2015 and 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament West Regional Semi-Finals and Finals, 2015-2018 Rose Bowls, 2016 L.A. Rams games

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



  • 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