I’m an award-winning reporter who covers politics, law, health, education, and social issues in Seattle. Although my reporting interests vary, I like to write character-driven stories that illuminate policies. I strongly believe in the transformative nature of storytelling, and its potential to hold power accountable.
As a woman of color who has reported globally, my multicultural perspective grants me access to underrepresented communities everywhere I live. Over nearly a decade, I’ve written breaking news, features and investigations for a range of publications including the Seattle Times, YES! Magazine, The Associated Press, TIME, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Time Out, Seattle Weekly, SF Weekly, SF Business Times and many others.
My reporting has taken me to such disparate places as the homes of migrant families in the outskirts of Beijing, day centers for developmentally disabled people in California, and a Seattle mobile home park where 200 Latinx residents were at risk of eviction. I’m a deeply curious person with a knack for incorporating intricate details into my articles.
I’m also a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where I focused on narrative writing and honing my multimedia skills.
In a former life I worked at national parks throughout the U.S., and taught English in China.
When I’m not typing away, you can catch me hiking in the Cascades, doing yoga, serenading my cat, and exploring quirky towns in the Pacific Northwest.