My foray into journalism began when I was 11 years old, when a classmate and I started a one-page gazette for our classmates recounting field trips, announcing the lunch menu, and other important news.
Today, I’m a full-time freelance journalist based out of South Florida, covering the gamut in content from national politics, LGBT news, Florida’s restaurant and bar scene, to Miami society. Beforehand, I was the assistant editor at HuffPost Miami and a city reporter for the Sun Sentinel’s subsidiary, Forum Publishing Group.
Not only do I write, but my interest in photography has proved to be useful in journalism. I often bring my DSLR to events to pair high-quality photographs with my stories for online and print.
A graduate from the University of Florida, I studied journalism with a minor in anthropology. Before my stint as an orange-and-blue bleeding Gator, I lived in Asia for 14 years as the daughter of a foreign service officer. I hopped on my first international flight on my second birthday to move to Taiwan. My family moved every few years, living in Burma, Singapore, a short posting back in the USA, then South Korea and China. I’ve been living in the States for nearly 10 years now and enjoy traveling the different cities of my passport country — Los Angeles and Chicago are a few favorites.