RESUME

Professional Experience

Guam, U.S.A (March 2020 - August 2020; June. '19 - July '19)

KUAM NEWS

TV Reporter. Covering education, government, and community issues and anchoring the NBC and CNMI morning updates. Filing 2-3 stories a day for primetime and weekend news shows.

Berkeley, California (Jan. '17 - Dec '19)

CALTV

Executive Director (as of May '18), former News Director and Correspondent. Managing over 100 student members to produce, shoot, and edit weekly content.
Expanding coverage through live reporting, lessen video turnover time by developing more comprehensive scriptwriting and deliver news to a wider audience through social media marketing.

SF-Bay Area (June. '18 - present)

OCEANIA CONNECTS

Co-founder, Multi-Media Contributor
Creating video and print content for online publishing and presenting at conferences on issues specific to Pacific Islander community narratives, history, and protest.

SF-Bay Area, California (May '18 - January '19)

ABC7 NEWS

News Intern. Assist in tracking breaking news, developing stories, and seeking potential stories for the assignment desk, contributing to
story production and source development, and shadowing on-air talent during day-to-day coverage.

San Francisco, California (May '18 - October '18)

PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATION

Multimedia Assistant. Assist in reviewing Media Fund projects and applications, sourcing short films for acquisition, and researching online streaming platforms while managing social media accounts.

N. Mariana Islands (Summer '17 & Aug. '15 - June '16)

PACIFIC NEWS CENTER

CNMI Correspondent. Reported, shot, and edited over 50 stories covering three major islands of the Marianas archipelago for Guam-based broadcast on ABC7 and FOX6. Aggressively reported recovery efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Soudelor.

N. Mariana Islands (Aug '13 - Aug '16)

FREELANCE WRITING

Contributor for quarterly and weekly magazines. General Assignment reporter for Saipan Tribune covering elections, government, and education. Contributed feature story for Philippine Airlines in-flight magazine "Mabuhay" highlighting tourists attractions. Wrote feature stories for "TAGA" sports magazine and reported on major regional events for "North Star."

 

AWARDS

2020

NAJA-FACEBOOK SCHOLARSHIP

One of five recipients for a $10,000 scholarship through the Native American Journalists Association and FB Journalism Project.

2019

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP 

Graduate fellowship for public service leaders. First scholar from UC Berkeley since 2013.

2016

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP

Full -ride scholarship funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

 OTHER ACTIVITIES + SKILLS

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION

Founded the Pacific Islander Journalism Task Force to increase accurate coverage of the Pacific, advocate for islander journalists, and connect journalists across Oceania.

ASIAN-PACIFIC STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Undergrad Development Chair & Community Liaison at Cal. Led the charge to secure $55k for a P.I. staff position and
established the first PI Studies Library Guide. Working to address issues including but not limited to identity, community, and access.

SKILLS

Cinematography, photography, editing for the daily newspaper, magazine, and television. Trained in workshop & meeting facilitation and community organizing. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Rush. Intermediate Chamorro and Elementary Filipino.