Curriculum Vitae

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EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, MEDIA EDUCATION LAB
AUGUST 2019-DECEMBER 2019
Visiting Scholar: Contribute to further development of Mind Over Media website, collaborate on lesson plans about, news and propaganda in the 21st Century.

HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
JANUARY 2019-MAY 2019
Part-time Lecturer: Taught graduate course COMM7230 Writing for Multimedia in PR; undergraduate general education course GDCV1026 Critical Perspective on International News

UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
SEPTEMBER 2017-MAY 2019
Teaching Assistant & Co-Lecturer: Teaching assistant at the Journalism and Media Studies Center for Principles of Journalism and News Media. Created new lesson plans and lectures to include more nuanced and complex explorations of digital news and journalism.

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; “21st Century Church and State: How the Integration of Content Marketing into Journalism Education Shapes Journalistic Professionalism in the Digital Age” Research focus is on the current state of journalism and news media with hopes to inform news media literacy curricula. 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.

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Focus on university-level teaching, including lesson planning and outcomes-based learning for undergraduate courses.

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

July 2019 – Workshop Presenter, “News Sources Say What?! A Multi Literacy Approach to Teaching News Sources,” University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, Providence, RI

June 2019 – Co-Presenter, “Evaluate & Reflect: A Multi-Literacy Approach to Evaluating Sources in News and Information,NAMLE 2019 Conference, Washington, D.C.

June 2019 – Presenter, “Illinois Civic Education Project Study and Report,” Global News Literacy Summit, Poznan, Poland

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

April 2019 – Co-Author, “Illinois Civic Education Project Study and Report,” Center for News Literacy

March 2019 – Guest Lecturer, Native Advertising and Propaganda, Harrington School of Communication, University of Rhode Island

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

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

August 2018 – Instructor, Summer School on Disinformation & AI Futures, Digital Hub Asia / Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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

COMMUNITY & SERVICE

March 2019-PRESENT – Co-Founder, HKU New Media Research Lab – Interdisciplinary consortium of research students studying media from different interests and research topics. Bi-monthly meeting activities include selected readings and panel discussions on critical media theory.

September 2018-PRESENT – Co-Coordinator, DigiURI Digital Media Club – Monthly meeting of educators, civic leaders, and journalists who discuss book, audio, and video titles related to critical thinking and learning in the 21st Century