Current Position

 

Journalist-Engineer
Hoodline, San Francisco
(Mar. 2019 - Present)

• Create automated story templates based on data analysis from data partners such as Safegraph
• Establish new templates, standards and styles for data visualizations of this neighborhood-news automation media

 

 

Data

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
• Cleaned data with SQL and Python, fact-checked ongoing data projects and data analyses

 

Senior Data Reporter
Graphics Editor
Missouri Business Alert, Columbia, Missouri
(Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2018)

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


 

Visuals

Product Manager
UI/UX Designer
 
myThompson, Columbia, Missouri
(Mar. 2017 - Dec. 2018)

myThompson (former 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

Reporting

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
Projects:
-  “The Hero 5K Run” video for Missourian Minute
-  “Why I Voted” photo project on 2016 Election Day

Reporter
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
Projects:
- 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

 

 

Producing and editing

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

Photography Editorial Intern 
Guangzhou Daily, Guangzhou, China
(Jul. - Oct. 2014)
• Produced one social media video per week, edited 30 photos with captions per day
• Managed social media accounts for the Photo Department daily

 

 

Marketing

Videographer 
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 Media 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

Entrepreneurship

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

Graduate Research Assistant 
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
(Aug. 2017 - Dec. 2018)
• Assisted the staff of the Global Programs Office in researching and promoting intercultural educational opportunities in China
• Helped build and maintain programs with media organizations and educational institutions in China to facilitate student and faculty educational exchange
• Translated English lectures, presentations and journalism-related research to Chinese

Undergraduate 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

 

 

Education

  • University of Missouri - Data Journalism
    2017-2018
    Master of Arts

  • University of Missouri - Data Journalism
    2015-2017
    Bachelor of Journalism

  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - International Journalism
    2012-2016
    Bachelor of Arts

Language

  • English - Professional

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Native

  • Chinese (Cantonese) - Native

Skills

  • Visuals
    HTML, CSS, Javascript, Tableau, Highcharts, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, InVision

  • Data analysis
    SQL, Python, OpenRefine, Excel, SPSS, QGIS

  • Multimedia/Broadcast
    DSLR Cameras, Premiere, Audition, Final Cut Pro X, Script writing, Video editing