Curriculum Vitae

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EXPERIENCE

HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, HONG KONG
NOVEMBER 2018-PRESENT
Part-time Lecturer: Teach graduate course COMM7230 Writing for Multimedia in PR; undergraduate general education course GDCV1026 Critical Perspective on International News

UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, HONG KONG
NOVEMBER 2018-PRESENT
Honorary Lecturer: Teach undergraduate course JMSC1001
Principles of Journalism and News Media; Advisor of JMSC Movie Club

UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
SEPTEMBER 2017-November 2018
Teaching Assistant: Teaching assistant at the Journalism and Media Studies Center for Principles of Journalism and News Media.

ASIA PACIFIC DIGITAL CITIZENS PROJECT
SEPTEMBER 2016-JUNE 2016
Intern: Created learning and assessment materials for the Mass Open Online Course, “Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens” and populated Coursera course with materials. Co-moderated weekly student forums.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT
2016-JUNE 2017
Advised on supporter database management, digital engagement strategy and campaign implementation for non- profit organizations STAND and Leonardo.

FORESTETHICS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
JUNE 2012-JUNE 2016
Director of Engagement: Responsible for data-driven digital engagement campaigns; managed team of three; appointed to organization leadership council.

DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA
JANUARY 2011-MARCH 2012
Event Coordinator: Managed fundraising events ranging from a small gathering at the home of Los Angeles’ Mayor to a gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles.

PUEBLO RADIOLOGY, VENTURA, CA
JANUARY 2010-JANUARY 2011
Center Director: Responsible for daily management, which involved the implementation of various new internal communication tools and mechanisms. Wrote and designed press releases, letters, marketing communication, and corporate communication to align with strategic marketing plans.

PALMS IMAGING CENTER, OXNARD, CA
JUNE 2008-JANUARY 2010
Director of Development: Developed and oversaw strategic marketing strategies, objectives, and budgets for referral activity and patient information.

DPCS MARKETING, CLAREMONT, CA
SEPTEMBER 2007-JUNE 2008
Communication Director: Managed projects and relationships with clients and designers, wrote copy for various types of content, and created and maintained Facebook and Twitter presence for clients as part of social media strategy.

ASSOCIATION FOR A MEDIA LITERATE AMERICA (AMLA), LOS ANGELES, CA
FEBRUARY 2007-JUNE 2007
Intern: Consulted with publishers to update and organize media literacy tools for K-12 educators in preparation for the transition to the digital MediaLit Kit, which was integrated into the Center for a Media Literate America’s (CMLA) digital resources.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS INCORPORATED (ASI), POMONA, CA
JUNE 2006-JUNE 2007
Editor: Within the Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT), wrote and edited marketing communications as assigned for various on-campus and community clients and events.

EDUCATION

PHD CANDIDATE IN JOURNALISM, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
In progress; Research focus is on critical thinking and media literacy with an emphasis in news and digital information. Coursework includes journalism, sociology, media studies, education studies, and political science.

POST-GRADUATE DEGREE IN TEACHING DIGITAL LITERACY, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
In progress; Coursework includes teaching and learning digital technologies, digital authorship, and digital leadership.

MASTER OF JOURNALISM, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Graduate with Honors; Coursework included news reporting and writing, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, video news production, digital journalism, media law.

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION, CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Emphasis in Public Relations; Coursework included mass communication theory, public relations theory, journalism writing and layout, persuasion, strategic communication, media law. Award: 2007 PR Student of the Year.

PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, SERVICE

December 2018 – Teaching Assistant, News Literacy Institute, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

September 2018-Present – Co-Host, monthly DigiURI Media Club, University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab

September 2018 – Panel Moderator, “Fake News and Media Literacy Education,” Media Education Summit 2018

July 2018-Present – Volunteer, Mind Over Media, University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab

March 2018 – Co-Editor, “Information Disorder in Asia: Overview of Misinformation Ecosystem in India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea,” University of Hong Kong, SSRN

December 2017 – Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Hong Kong

September 2017 – Author & Panelist, “Overcoming the Dark Side: Seeing Through the Spin of Public Relations in the News,” Global News Literacy Summit, Stony Brook University, New York, USA

August 2017 – Coordinator, News Literacy Summer Institute, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

May 2017 – Author, “Misinformation and Hate Speech in Myanmar,” FirstDraft News

April 2013 – Co-Presenter, “Connect the Dots: Crafting the Arc of Powerhouse Campaigns,” Non-Profit Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA