I am a Vancouver journalist with a focus on urban issues and diasporas. I write intimate stories about people and places while making complex topics accessible.
I am currently a reporter and writer at The Tyee.
I used to write a reported column in the Vancouver Courier called Talk of the Block and another in Metro called Urban Scrawl. Thanks to trusting editors, I was given freedom in content and style and both were popular successes.
I often shoot digital photography and videos for my stories.
I believe that journalists should constantly work to improve their writing (read omnivorously, unlearn bad habits, experiment with techniques and style). I also believe that journalists should keep up with academic research in their respective beats.
I graduated with a Master of Journalism degree from The University of British Columbia in 2016 and received four scholarships (a student Webster award, multicultural reporting, local reporting, excellence in arts).