I am a master of journalism student at the University of Hong Kong, an intern at the Asia Pacific Digital Citizens Project, a digital strategy volunteer for Leonardo Network, a traveler, craft beer lover, and a NYT Crossword player.

I also love watching dancing, particularly contemporary and hip hop dancing. I’m not a dancer (my body seems to fundamentally disagree with the concept of choreography) but I sometimes accidentally spend hours living vicariously through back-to-back YouTube videos. Don’t judge. I cook more than most people in Hong Kong and I’m a sucker for a good DIY project.

Studying in Hong Kong has given me the opportunity to travel and learn a lot about life in other countries. Asia is a region with varying levels of speech and press freedoms and there is a lot to learn about how people gain access to information that informs their every-day and civic decisions. It’s an exciting time to be here!