I’m currently the President of the Asian American Journalists Association. I was formerly an editorial project manager at Sequoia Capital, the senior Snapchat Editor at Vox.com, and from 2014-2015, was one of twelve – and the youngest in the program’s history – to be a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Prior to that, I was the senior associate at North Base Media, a venture capital firm investing in journalistic enterprises in emerging markets, and the director of video at Project Thunderdome, a digital news startup within Digital First Media. I was also a regional video producer for The Associated Press and a video journalist for The Seattle Times.
Outside of the newsroom, I’m a member of IRE | NICAR and ONA. I’ve taught visual storytelling workshops at local newspapers across the country, Chicas Poderosas, and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion workshop. I’ve also led women leadership sessions at AAJA’s national convention and mobile messaging workshops at SRCCON and NICAR. I’m a proud UCLA Bruin, and was an adjunct professor at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism.
When I’m not thinking about new media business models, I’m hiking around the Bay Area, squatting in coffee shops, and plotting my next adventure abroad.