Resume

EXPERIENCE

Bloomberg News | North Asia Aerospace/Industrial Reporter | Beijing & Hong Kong SAR, China | May 2014 – May 2016
As company news reporter, covered China’s aviation, maritime and rail sectors and the country’s broader industrial and economic foreign policy. Wrote features on China’s aerospace and railway ambitions, while chronicling the consolidation in shipbuilding, relating corporate developments to the broader slowdown, reform and rebalancing themes in the world’s second-largest economy. Supported coverage of key Hong Kong political events such as the Occupy protests and the annual Tiananmen vigil.

Reuters News | China Stocks Correspondent | Hong Kong SAR, China | July 2010 – March 2014
As financial markets reporter covering Hong Kong and China stocks, composed daily market movements into thematic, analytical and forward-looking reports. With stints in Shanghai, cultivated buy and sell side sources in both markets. Wrote data-driven stories on investment strategies and Chinese companies. Covered visiting finance ministers and central bankers from major economies. Directed Reuters China social media presence on Twitter and Facebook. Previously: Editorial Assistant and Intern at Asia Desk in Singapore until February 2011, assisted on the global WikiLeaks reporting team, covered emerging Asia foreign exchange markets.

Tribune Co | Washington Bureau Intern | Washington, D.C. | Feb – May 2010
As political reporter, covered campaign finance and immigration for Tribune newspapers, mainly the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Wrote range of profiles, enterprise and spot news stories, while supporting bureau coverage of landmark Washington events.

The Atlantic | Web/Print Intern | Washington, D.C. | July – Dec 2009
As editorial assistant, helped fact check and copy edit articles for print magazine. Researched on issues relating to U.S. foreign policy in East Asia for staff writers. As web editor, produced the old Correspondents landing page on TheAtlantic.com; blogged for the Politics and Business Channels.

The Campus Observer | Founding Editor | Singapore | May 2006 – Dec 2007
Founded first independent online student press in Singapore. Coached junior writers and editors, planned coverage, edited and wrote a range of deadline reports, features, news analysis and editorials on issues from the annual student elections to the 2006 Thai coup.

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | New York, N.Y.
Master of Science
, Magazine Journalism, Class of 2009
Major course offerings include Business and Economic Reporting, Magazine Production, Feature Writing, Personal & Professional Style and Foreign Reporting Beyond the Beaten Path (non-credit attendance) with photography coursework. Wrote long-form project on independent film making in New York City to show how mangled the term “indie” has become, shadowing two amateur filmmakers as they struggled through the production process.

National University of Singapore (NUS) | Singapore
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honors), Sociology, Class of 2008
Graduated from the University Scholars’ Program with second-upper class honors and placed on dean’s list in Spring 2006, wrote senior thesis on the social history of intellectual dissent in post-colonial Singapore involving interviews with prominent political exiles in Boston and Kuala Lumpur. Major Course Offerings: Social Theory, Political & Economic Sociology, Race & Ethnic Relations, Visual Ethnography

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Project on Election Monitoring | Research Assistant | Washington, D.C.  | Sep. 2009 – Jan. 2010
As freelance research assistant, researched and analyzed possible pre-election mitigation strategies that would preempt situations where observers are compelled to legitimize election results.

[Exposure] Cambodia | Photojournalist | Siem Reap, Cambodia | June 2008
Reported on the impact of rising food prices on Cambodia’s poor in weeklong photojournalism workshop in Siem Reap, organized by Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership. Produced a written report and a photo essay under the tutelages of former IHT editor Mort Rosenblum and co-founder of VII Photo Agency, Gary Knight.

En-Gendering State-Society Relations in Singapore | Research Assistant | Singapore | Oct. – Dec. 2007
As researcher, compiled and analyzed newspaper articles chronicling three case studies showcasing the evolution of state-society relations in Singapore in the 1990s. Wrote case notes that contributed to a book publication for Dr. Kenneth Paul Tan, Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the NUS.

The USP Writing Center | Student Writing Assistant | Singapore | Aug. 2006 – May 2008
As student writing assistant, helped students improve their academic papers on diverse disciplines such as physics, biology, history, politics and philosophy. Focused primarily on structural ideas and logical argumentation.

SKILLS/LANGUAGE PROFICENCY

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, photography with working knowledge of DSLR camera and Adobe Photoshop