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RESUME

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA – M.J. in Journalism

August 2020 – Expected Graduation May 2022

 

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA – B.A. in International Relations; B.A. in Japanese

September 2017 – June 2020 

EXPERIENCE

Investigative Reporting Program · Research Assistant    (Jan. 2021 – present)   

University of California Berkeley

Uses OSINT techniques and databases like LexisNexis, PACER and TLO, files public records requests and analyzes data. Led by Garrett Therolf, former LA Times reporter and producer on Netflix series The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, and David Barstow, former investigative reporter at the New York Times.

Richmond Pulse · COVID-19 Reporting Fellow    (Jan. 2021 – present)   

COVID-19 reporting on Richmond, Calif. 

Examining and reporting on the impact of COVID-19 in Richmond, focusing on minority populations and inequity. Most recently reported on how the pandemic exacerbated existing environment-related health risks and barriers to health care access for Laotian refugee community. 

Richmond Confidential · Reporter    (Aug. 2020 – Dec. 2020)   
Hyperlocal reporting on Richmond, Calif. 

Reporting on local elections, profiling candidates for school board elections. Currently reporting on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on programs for people with developmental disabilities. 
Adept at digital reporting, WordPress and promoting stories on social media.

 

University of California, Berkeley · Graduate Student Instructor    (Aug. 2020 – Dec. 2020)
Course: International Environmental Politics (ESPM 169)

Instructing two discussion sections each week, covering global environmental politics and governance. Creating grading rubrics, planning weekly lectures and engaging activities for students. 

The California Aggie · Copy Chief    (May 2019 – June 2020)
University of California Davis, Davis, Calif.

Supervised and hired and a staff of copy editors, edited incoming breaking news articles. Led weekly desk meetings to coordinate with staff, assisted copyeditors in developing skills and addressed issues as they arose. Trained new copy editors on AP style and news writing style. Cultivated strong working relationships with desk editors to ensure quick responses to questions as they arose. 

NorCal Public Media KRCB-FM · News Reporter, The North Bay Report    (June 2019 – September 2019)
Rohnert Park, Calif.

Wrote and produced feature-length radio stories for the North Bay Report. Experienced in researching and developing story pitches, conducting field interviews and vox pops, identifying unique ambience sounds and quickly cutting tape and producing using Audition and ProTools. 
Coordinated production of KRCB’s TV show Connect the Bay: Gentrification and Displacement.
Wrote online resource pages for Living Downstream, an environmental justice podcast produced at KRCB. 

 

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2019 Prized Writing, a UC Davis publication, for an article on human trafficking: Scarves of Survivors

SKILLS

  • ProTools, Adobe Audition, Expert

  • Japanese language, Proficient

  • AP style copy editing

  • OSINT research and use of LexisNexis, PACER, TLO

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Multimedia skills in audio, graphic design and data journalism

  • Sharp ear for audio stories and production developed by 15 years of classical piano training

  • Works efficiently under multiple deadline pressures and tight turnaround

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

  • Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)

  • Equity & Inclusion Committee, UC Berkeley J-School

  • The Leadership Committee, UC Berkeley J-School