a little about me
Devon collaborates with organizations to tell stories that drive community engagement.
She has spent nearly a decade in content production, marketing, and communications working across grassroot non-profits to multinational media agencies sharing stories through the lens of empathy.
Her diverse skillset stems from international experiences in digital, news and television production. In the Philippines, she produced stories as a video journalist with Rappler under the leadership of Maria Ressa. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, she was recruited by UN-Habitat to develop a post-disaster communications strategy and captured stories from the field of recovery and resilience.
As a television producer in Singapore, she developed pitches, wrote, and produced regionally-televised documentary programs for major networks including National Geographic and Channel NewsAsia. The first television program she produced and directed (Singapore’s Finest) won ‘Best Sports Programme’ at the 2015 Asian Television Awards.
In her hometown of Vancouver, Devon has consulted for the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration (producing a feature-length film + public screening/dialogue) and helmed the video production department of the David Suzuki Foundation.
She is inspired by the power of storytelling for community-building, and thrives on working alongside values-based organizations with a mission for social change.
She is a Princeton-in-Asia fellow, a member of the Canadian and American Journalists Associations, on the advisory group of the first Chinese-Canadian Museum, and a board member of The Laurier Institution.
In her spare time, she can be found interviewing filmmakers at the Vancouver International Film Festival, mentoring university students, and traveling off the beaten path.
A selection of former collaborators & clients
- Advancement for Rural Kids
- Channel NewsAsia
- City of Vancouver
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Discovery Channel
- Living Asia Network
- Minerva Foundation for BC Women
- Mondelez (Cadbury, Oreo)
- Museum of Vancouver
- National Geographic
- Philippine Airlines (Mabuhay)
- Richmond Food Bank
- Singapore Tourism Board
- Startup Grind APAC
- United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
- University of British Columbia
- Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
- Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
values i hold dear
- Social Impact
my strengths (aka superpowers)