Current Position


Senior Data Reporter
Graphics Editor
Missouri Business Alert, Columbia, Missouri
(Sep. 2017 - Present)

• Establish new templates, standards and styles for data visualizations of this Missouri-based business media outlet
• Conceive of and build out “Show Me,” a data visualization subsection of the business news website, and oversee graphics production
• Produce daily and weekly graphics that run on the website and are featured in email newsletters
• Pitch, report and research for business-related data-driven stories, including trade, agriculture, entrepreneurship, healthcare and etc.




Data Analyst 
Investigative Reporters and Editors - Data Library, Columbia, Missouri
(Sep. 2017 - May 2018)

• Updated and managed databases for media clients and NICAR database library using data analysis software, including Access, Navicat, and SQLyog
• Fact-checked ongoing data projects and data analyses




Product Manager
UI/UX Designer
Thompson Tracker, Columbia, Missouri
(Mar. 2017 - Present)

Thompson Tracker is an autism tracking app for Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at University of Missouri. 
• Conducted preliminary marketing research, including empathy interviews and competitor analysis
• Designed logo and interfaces with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch
• Built interactive prototypes with Sketch and InVision
• Worked closely with developers, conducted field testing and comparative analysis
• Produced promotional video for the app

Infographic Designer 
Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
(Jan. - May 2017)
• Designed two or more infographics for daily stories with Adobe Suite, Tableau and other data visualization tools based on data research and analysis for daily stories in both print and digital versions

Graphic Designer
YMCA-Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China
(Oct. - Nov. 2015)
• Branding and visual identification design for V-30 Community Youth Leadership Project


Multimedia Reporter
Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
(Aug. - Dec. 2016)
• Pitched two story ideas weekly and produced one local story per week with DSLR cameras, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X
-  “The Hero 5K Run” video for Missourian Minute
-  “Why I Voted” photo project on 2016 Election Day

KBIA 91.3FM, NPR affiliate, Columbia, Missouri
(Aug. - Dec. 2016)
• Pitched two story ideas weekly covering topics from politics to community issues in Columbia, Missouri
• Produced multimedia story package each week including broadcast scripts, web stories with audios, photos and text
- Talking Politics : Missouri Campaign Finance Reform Raises Concerns 

Contributing Writer
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
(Aug. 2013 - May 2014)
South China Morning Post is a newspaper in Hong Kong.
• Wrote five English column articles for Young Post of college students’ lives in mainland China for Hong Kong youths and English-speaking readers




News Producer Intern 
CGTN-America, Washington D.C. 
(May - Aug. 2017)
CGTN America is the U.S. production and broadcast arm of China Global Television Network. The D.C. broadcast center services all Chinese language channels with U.S. news coverage. General News department produces six news programs every day, reaching more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories.
• Produced three packages per week including writing scripts and editing videos for international stories, which served a worldwide audience at the English-language news operation run by China's largest broadcaster
• Coordinated the work of different teams (anchors, foreign correspondents, producers etc.) on ENPS
• Produced daily news segment "Digital Hub" exploring trending topics on China’s social media, including videos and graphics




Access Arts, Columbia, Missouri
(Aug. - Nov. 2016 )
• Produced eight CelebrArty videos (interview, recording and editing) of the fund-raising event for the non-profit art education organization

Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation Marketing Intern
Guangzhou People's Government Foreign Affairs Office, Guangzhou, China
(November 2014)

• Translated, wrote and edited press release of the event
• Organized conferences during the event for officials from different countries around the world


Founder & Director
Stand Studio, Jiangmen, China
(Jun. 2013 - Dec. 2015)
• Started the local magazine Kong Moon Day and published five issues in Jiangmen, China
• Managed and allocated design orders to staff
• Conducted graphics and product design for individuals and companies




Research Assistant 
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
(Jan. - Jun. 2017)
The project was to evaluate the Chinese Instruction Program in Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, Missouri.
• Scheduled, assisted the principal investigator with, and independently conduct, face-to-face interviews with middle school and high school teachers
Helped the principal investigator with survey data, data entry and management




  • University of Missouri - Computer-Assisted Reporting
    Expected Graduation December 2018
    Master of Arts
  • University of Missouri - Data Journalism
    Bachelor of Journalism
  • International Journalism
    September 2012 - May 2016
    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China)
    Bachelor of Arts


  • English - Professional
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Native
  • Chinese (Cantonese) - Native


  • Frontend design 
    HTML, CSS, Javascript, Tableau, Highcharts, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, InVision
  • Data analysis
    SQL, Python, OpenRefine, Excel, SPSS, QGIS
  • Multimedia
    DSLR Cameras, Premiere, Audition, Final Cut Pro X