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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES (circ. 1 million)| REPORTER | July ‘12 – Present
-Pitched and wrote multiple enterprise cover stories
-Worked early and late shifts for breaking news blog L.A. Now; filed photos, videos and live-tweeted from the field
-Covered beats large and small, including the San Gabriel Valley, the San Fernando Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, and local Asian businesses; focused on local reporting but also wrote on crime, business, and national news.
-Reported a range of high profile news including Christopher Dorner manhunt, mayoral and presidential elections, Boston Marathon bombings and West, TX fertilizer explosion
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (circ. 280,000) | LOCAL REPORTER | March ‘11 – July ‘12
-Provided hyperlocal coverage two cities; write 10-15 articles and 12 briefs every week; take photos
-Pitched five stories that ran as marquee features that led the paper’s front page
-Launched FB, Twitter accounts; trained interns; drove an average of 100,000 page views/month
-Pioneered the use of Storify at the paper
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (circ. 1.7 million) | EDITORIAL INTERN | Sept. ‘10 – Jan. ‘11
-Blogged about film, television and pop culture, including a set visit to Law and Order: Los Angeles and an interview with Entourage cast
THE TAIPEI TIMES (circ. 285,000) | CONTRIBUTING REPORTER | June ‘10 – Sept. ‘10
-Wrote a story on a historical nightclub that ran as Features section cover, reporting in Mandarin, writing in English
THE DAILY BRUIN (circ 15,000)| STAFF WRITER/COPY EDITOR | Feb. ‘07 – Jan. ‘11
-Reported for A&E, News, and opinion; also served as a copy editor and editorial writer
NASHVILLE CITY PAPER (circ 78,000)| EDITORIAL INTERN | June – Sept. ‘08
-Wrote breaking news online in real estate, bankruptcy, law and local business at least twice weekly; produced two cover stories
-Produced “The Food Biz,” a weekly restaurant and food business news column

SKILLS/AWARDS
-Spring 2012 Chips Quinn Scholar
-1st place, 2010 American Copy Editors Society headline contest (student publications)
-“MVP”award during 2011 Asian American Journalists Association Voices News Project; Returning to serve as mentor for 2013 Voices class at AAJA convention in NYC
-Languages: fluent in Mandarin Chinese and basic knowledge of French
-Web: HTML, CSS, Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Storify, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook
-Software: Adobe Photoshop, InCopy, CCI Newsgate, Final Cut Pro, Audacity

EDUCATION
UCLA | MAJOR, ECONOMICS; MINOR, SUSTAINABILITY | GPA 3.306 | Sept. ”06 – June „10
-Researched sustainability and economic development for Professor Rodney Swanson, former economist for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
-Authored research paper for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing during an internship that attempted to place a dollar value on the impact of discrimination on statewide housing and employment markets

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