I work as a writer, editor, facilitator, and writing instructor.
As of October 2016, I’m writing for the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, I’ve worked with the team at Directions Youth Services to articulate its unique approach to working with youth in crisis, I’m co-facilitating the 12th iteration of Community Journalism 101 with Megaphone editor Stefania Seccia, and I’m excited to be part of in the pilot run of The Future is You and Me, Kristin Cheung and Megan Lau’s new program designed to support young women of colour to take on more positions of leadership in arts and culture organizations.
In addition to writing work, you’ll find me teaching creative writing to undergrads at UBC, journalism to adults through SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and facilitating workshops about media engagement, narrative production, and social change.
I’m on the board of directors of the Hua Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to engage Chinese youth with social and environmental justice work while building pride in shared heritage and cultural identity.
I have previously worked as the editor at Megaphone, as a housing reporter for the Tyee Solutions Society, as a writer for the Museum of Vancouver’s first digital exhibition, and as a staff writer for the Westender, an urban weekly in Vancouver.