I was raised on the Canadian prairies in a culturally-vibrant family. I am of Filipino, Scottish and Irish heritage, and this unique experience has shaped my passion for journalism and storytelling. My highly international career includes in-depth work experience in Canada, Thailand and Germany as well as storytelling from various countries across Europe and Asia.
As a freelance journalist, I have covered a wide range of topics, including culture, food, travel, tech and politics, for various agencies and publications: BBC, Reuters, CBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph, USA Today, Lonely Planet, AFAR, Condé Nast Traveler, Tasting Table, Thrillist, Time Out, Roads & Kingdoms, Vice, Bangkok Post, Handelsblatt, Deutsche Welle and others.
I am also currently completing my thesis for a Master's in Sociology via the Global Studies Programme (GSP) at Humboldt University of Berlin's Institute for Asian and African Studies and looking forward to applying a research-based, social science perspective on topics such as globalization and postcolonialism to my writing. Through the programme, I have completed studies at Humboldt, as well as the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Read my testimonial about GSP here.
My experience includes:
•Print and online reporting (See above)
•Television production and reporting (Reuters and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
•Radio reporting and current affairs production (CBC Radio)
•Television moderation (In Channel/True Visions 92 in Thailand)
•Authoring guidebooks (Lonely Planet, Fodor's Travel and Michelin Green Guides)
•Fixing (Finland's public broadcaster YLE, Democracy Council, Christian Science Monitor & ABC News)
•Emcee and event moderation (Digital Innovation Awards 2013 and 2014 in Bangkok, the 2018 Digital Science Match in Berlin, a gathering of over 1,000 science and tech specialists by Tagesspiegel)
•Social media and community management (Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 in commission from the German Foreign Office/Orca Affairs)
I am available for:
•Journalism and reporting, editing and translation assignments
•Copywriting and brand consulting
•Social media consulting
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