I am a reporter and editor specializing in the Asia-Pacific region, currently employed as an editor at the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's newspaper of record since 1992. Since joining the Post in 2008, I have established a reputation as a reporter on Cambodia-related news and issues and have brought an energetic, hard-working attitude to the routines of the daily newspaper.

After three years in-country, I am seeking to take my career to the next level by joining a larger regional organization as an editor, reporter or correspondent.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Deputy News Editor

Phnom Penh Post

Promoted to Deputy Editor role on the national news desk, working closely with the Editor to plan each day's news coverage, produce feature ideas and bring the paper up to the proofing stage under deadline.

  • Continued to report on major breaking stories and produce in-depth features and investigative articles for the newspaper.
  • In addition to sub-editing and preparing local reporters' stories for publication, took on new duties, including layout and design work for special features,
  • Ran the news desk for several weeks in the absence of the National News Editor.
  • Was successful in bringing the publication to the printers under deadline each night and ensuring the quality of news stories and features.
Jan 2008 - Present

Freelance writer

Since arriving in Cambodia in February 2008, I have written for a wide variety of publications, including the Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Asia Times Online, Slate, The Age, The Christian Science Monitor, Asia Sentinel, The Jakarta Globe, The Diplomat, IRIN and Eureka Street.  My freelance work has covered current events in Cambodia, Burma, Bangladesh and Thailand.

All published articles can be accessed from my website:

Feb 2008 - Dec 2009


Phnom Penh Post

Took part in the expansion of the Phnom Penh Post from a fortnightly newspaper into a daily (published five days per week) in August 2008. Following the transition, I was required to collaborate with Khmer reporters on stories, helping them improve their English use, as well as to generate my own story ideas and cultivate contacts.

  • Over 18 months, established myself as the lead reporter on the Post's national news desk, producing around 400 articles, including breaking news stories, features, analysis and investigative articles.
  • Brought in the vast majority of stories under deadline, in addition to my required sub-editing duties.
  • Regularly broke Cambodia-related stories, relating to illegal mining operations, free speech, human rights, foreign relations and refugee issues.
  • Regularly wrote Cambodia-related articles for outside publications such as Asia Times Online (Hong Kong), The Age (Melbourne), Slate (New York), Eureka Street (Sydney), and IRIN (Nairobi).
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007


Farrago Magazine

As Editor of Farrago magazine, the University of Melbourne's official student paper since 1926, I was responsible for managing each stage of the production cycle, from procuring student contributions, editing, proofing, finding advertisers, design work, and bringing each edition in under deadline.

  • Produced an eye-catching monthly publication throughout of the academic year and met all deadlines, continuing Farrago's reputation as one of Australia's premier student publications.
  • Successfully built-up a roster of young contributors who continued to contribute to the magazine in 2008 and 2009.
  • Juggled the full-time editing job with a part-time Masters in International Politics. 


Feb 2006 - Nov 2007


University of Melbourne
  • Completed the degree in two years with a 90% grade average.
  • Won the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) essay competition for two years running (2006-07) and had the winning entries published in the association's journal.



Language: Vietnamese

Language: Mandarin Chinese

I can speak basic Mandarin, and read at an intermediate level.

Language: Khmer