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, storytelling, and wordsmanship.

I have covered a wide range of topics, including lifestyle, culture, food, travel, and politics, for a variety of publications: Reuters, The Guardian, The Telegraph, USA Today, AFAR, Condé Nast Traveler, Tasting Table, Thrillist, Time Out, Roads & Kingdoms, Vice, and others.

Previously, I have worked for the Bangkok Post, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a television and radio reporter, and In Channel (formerly True Visions 92), a former English-language channel in Bangkok.

My live moderation experience includes: emceeing the Digital Innovation Awards (DIA) in Bangkok in 2013, and participating in a panel on travel journalism in 2014. In 2018, I moderated the Digital Science Match, a gathering of over 1,000 science and tech specialists, put on by the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel in Berlin.