Al Jazeera,  June 2013 - Present
Interactive Editor

NPR's Planet Money
, March 2012 - June 2013
Multi-platform reporter

The Wall Street Journal and others, September 2011 - June 2013
Multi-platorm Reporter

The Wall Street Journal, October 2009 - September 2011, Hong Kong
Multimedia editor: Editor and manager for video content in Asia.

The Wall Street Journal, July 2008 - October 2009, New York
Associate Multimedia Producer: Videographer and multimedia journalist


UMass Amherst School of Journalism, April 2012- Present, New York

Freelance Multimedia Instructor, 2009-Present, Multiple Locations


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, May 2008 (graduated with honors as one of the top five students in the class), New York
Degree: MS Journalism (New Media)
Coursework: Reporting and Writing I (high honors), Business and Financial Reporting, New Media Newsroom (interactive multimedia applications, videos and slideshows; high honors), Computer Assisted Reporting, International Reporting (high honors), Graphics in the Newsroom, New Media Workshop (high honors), Multimedia Master's Thesis on Burmese refugees (high honors)
University College London, August 2007, London
Degree: BA German with Italian studies (First class with distinction, dean’s list of humanities and arts dep., best German BA in London)
Freie Universität Berlin, March – July 2006, Berlin
One semester abroad
Coursework: Theoretical and practical film studies


Language Skills
: Fluent in German and in spoken Vietnamese, conversant in Italian and French 
Multimedia Skills: Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Motion, Flash, Soundtrack Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Microsoft Office Suite, advanced use of digital SLRs, HD video camera equipment, audio recording devices and studio lighting equipment, working knowledge in Javascript, JQuery, CSS and HTML
Affiliations: Filmshop (filmmakers collective), Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Online News Association


2014 Shorty Award Nominee, Tumblr of the Year
2013 Recipient Knight Prototype Fund, Data Docs
2013 Overseas Press Club, multimedia producer for Bo Xilai: Inside the Scandal which was part of The Wall Street Journal's winning entry
2011 Online News Association MJ Bear Fellow, as journalism stand-out under 30
2011 Online News Association Award Nominee, "Japan Earthquake: The Wall Street Journal," category: Breaking News, Large Site
2011 Society of Publishers in Asia Honorable Mention for "Thailand in Crisis;" category: Breaking News
2011 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for "Dissecting China's Housing Market;" category: Creative use across multiple platforms: All size groups
2011 Human Rights Press Award in the "Online" category
2011 Official Honoree for the Webby Awards in the "News and Politics: Single Episode" category
2010 Finalist for the South Asian Journalists Association Journalism Award for the multimedia project "The Rise of Rural India;" category: Outstaning business story about South Asia, or South Asians in North America: All media
2010 Society of Publishers in Asia Award for Editorial Excellence for the multimedia project "The Rise of Rural India"; category: Multimedia
2009 Audience Award for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Hong Kong 
2009 Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Awards: Finalist in the Multimedia Presentation Category for From BurmatoNewYork.com
2009 Webby Awards: winner in the student category for video (Meet We Se: A Burmese Refugee Navigates a New Country); nominated in the travel category for video (Beijing in an Olympic Year); Official Honoree (HIV in Vietnam) in the documentary: single episode category for video
2008 Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship as one of the top five students of the Columbia Journalism School class of 2008
2007 Alice EmilyBithell Prize for the best performance in modem literature papers in German at BA level in London
2007 Third Prize from the Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund

Above all, I enjoy cooking anything from Vietnamese to French. 
I'm also an on-and-off active musician, playing the guitar and violin, and have performed at the London Savoy as a jazz singer, at the Tacheles in Berlin with a Techno band and as a violinist in a band at South by Southwest. 
I'm also a fierce defender on the soccer field. 

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