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 an award-winning 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. Currently I am the web editor at Boca magazine, and previously 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.