Curriculum Vitae

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EXPERIENCE

TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
SEPTEMBER 2017-PRESENT
Teaching assistant at the Journalism and Media Studies Center for Principles of Journalism and News Media.

INTERN, ASIA PACIFIC DIGITAL CITIZENS PROJECT
SEPTEMBER 2016-JUNE 2016
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, CALIFORNIA, USA
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, CALIFORNIA, USA
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.

ASSOCIATION FOR A MEDIA LITERATE AMERICA (AMLA), LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
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.

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
Graduate with Honors; 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.

CERTIFICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

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