I am a visual storyteller with ten years of professional experience, from television news and print, to online journalism and commercial production. This career provides countless opportunities to be exposed to a variety of personalities, cultures, and values that characterize my community. As visual communicators, we bear a delicate responsibility of sharing the most intimate sides of humanity, while honoring every story to avoid misrepresenting or colonizing a narrative. I hope to carry this duty forward using actions rooted in facilitating empathy, inclusion, understanding, and liberation.
I grew up in Littleton and Lakewood, Colorado, where most of my family resides. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism. I have returned to CSU and Fort Collins to support my partner's journey in veterinary medicine. In 2022, I completed my Master of Science degree in Journalism and Media Communication. My areas of study include narrative, filmmaking, and digital storytelling. Now, I work as a video storyteller and social and digital media strategist for CSU.
Some of my favorite story topics include social impact storytelling, environment, food, natural resources, the arts, and covering the LGBTQIA+ and/or APIDA community. I am also particularly passionate about documentary filmmaking and decolonizing some if its harmful practices and norms. I hope to work with more communities that are unfamiliar to me, who challenge my existing beliefs, or cultivate new ways of thinking. Fear of the unknown often divides us, and I hope to share my exposures with others to help make some of the unfamiliar feel more familiar. Let's connect, I hope to learn from you.
Excellence in Video Storytelling: Short-form
Asian American Journalists Association Journalism Excellence Awards (2022)
Silver Pick: Earth Month at Colorado State
PRSA Colorado Gold Pick Awards (2022)
Best of Competition: Short-Form Documentary
BEA Festival of Media Arts, Faculty Competition (2021)
Heartland Chapter Emmy Award Nominee (3)
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2019-2020)
3rd Place: Individual Long Quarterly Multimedia Competition
National Press Photographers Association (2021)
2nd Place: Division 3 Video Storytelling
Society for Features Journalism (2021)
1st Place: Division 1 Video Storytelling
Society for Features Journalism (2019)
Top 10 (Video): APSE Awards
Associated Press Sports Editors (2019)
3rd Place: Individual Online Video Storytelling Portfolio
National Press Photographers Association (2019)
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (2018)