a little about me
I drive creative projects through storytelling, content strategy and community building.
For nearly a decade, I’ve shared stories through the lens of empathy as a media producer, marketer, and communications specialist working across grassroots non-profits to multinational media agencies. I am inspired by the power of storytelling for community-building and thrive on working alongside values-based organizations with a mission for social change.
I draw from my international experiences in digital, news and television production: In the Philippines, I produced stories as a video journalist with Rappler under the leadership of renowned journalist Maria Ressa. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, I joined 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, I developed pitches, wrote, and produced regionally-televised documentary programs for major networks including National Geographic and Channel NewsAsia. The first television program I produced and directed (Singapore’s Finest) won ‘Best Sports Programme’ at the 2015 Asian Television Awards.
In my hometown of Vancouver, I 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.
I am 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 my spare time, I can be found interviewing filmmakers at the Vancouver International Film Festival, grabbing coffee with university students, and traveling off the beaten path.
Currently, I am based in Singapore and consulting on a regional learning design pilot project.
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)