I'm an independent journalist based in Beijing, China following stints in Istanbul, Beirut and Kuala Lumpur. My work focuses on diaspora and the human side of geopolitics -- connecting threads between the Middle East and East Asia.

For me, visual storytelling is many things: an intellectual exercise, a sociological tool, and a constantly evolving lesson in human interaction. 

The serendipitous human connection that the camera facilitates is something beautiful. It's also heavy. This makes me value the medium even more. It's my way to engage in that complexity with the people I photograph.  

I'm a mentee for the coalition for women in journalism and a frequent contributor to Getty Images in China. I'll continue photographing to understand the nuances around me. 



Dart Center Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones - Participant

IWMF Reporting Grants for Women's Stories - Grantee

Art Works Projects - Finalist 


Art Works Projects - Shortlist Finalist 

Coalition for Women in Journalism - Mentee


Yunghi Kim Grant 

Prix de le Photographie, Paris (PX3) - Silver Feature Story

FotoDocument Marilyn Stafford PhotoReportage Awards - Shortlist Finalist 

PDN Magazine - Honorable Mention 


University of Texas Austin, Plan II Honors and International Relations


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