As a Philippine native raised in Hong Kong, I have learned to adapt to and work with other cultures and different environments. I first came to the United States of America in 2006 as a Leighton Contractors Limited Asia scholar. After returning to Hong Kong in 2007, I decided to continue my adventure as a foreign student by applying to the University of Oregon in 2008.
I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Electronic Media Journalism and Magazine Journalism. I chose journalism as my career path because of my keen interest in visual storytelling, researching, and photography.
While interning for New America Media, an ethnic news organization based in San Francisco, I have realized my passion for both broadcasting, online, and print journalism, both nationally and internationally. I utilize the technical skills I have learned in college and apply them to tell the stories of people across California and beyond, regardless of social status, in order to give voices to ones in need and issues that are unresolved or unheard of.