RESUME

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

Art Writer
Independent | 03/21 – Present | Phnom Penh, KH

  • Ideate, pitch, write, and research articles on contemporary Southeast Asian art including artists, artisans, exhibitions, and book reviews. Articles have appeared in Art and Market, What’s On Phnom Penh, Plural Art Mag, The Courtauldian, and The Kumoite

Content Writer + Social Media Manager
Cambodian Living Arts | 03/20 – 11/21 | Phnom Penh, KH

  • Launched Living Arts Blog covering network of artists and programmatic work to connect international donors with work in Cambodia
  • Social media management: content writing, project management, community engagement, campaigns for Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Transitioned Instagram strategy from an emphasis on performance photos to storytelling about stakeholders that increased following. Across platforms introduced creating content around world days to tap into global conversations
  • Media Relations: reintroduced media pitching as part of institutional advancement, scheduled meetings and coordinated with members of the press on behalf of the executive director, wrote talking points, managed media lists

Integrated Media Intern, Social Impact
Weber Shandwick | 03/19 – 09/19 | Seattle, USA

  • Mastered foundational public relations and communications skills including leading with recommendations, researching subject-area expertise, drafting factsheets, global media monitoring, writing social and longform content, messaging alignment, event and media vetting, drafting backgrounders, talking points, and brief books for clients including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Nike, Columbia Sportswear and Benaroya Research Institute
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee member; organized 2 events including Q+A with Ramadan filmmakers and a gallery retrospective of LGBTQ media

EDUCATION

University of Westminster | 09/17 – 10/18 | London, UK
MA – Media, Campaigning, and Social Change

University of Washington | 09/12 – 06/15 | Seattle, USA
BA – Art History | Concentration: Modern + Contemporary Art

  • Independent project researched mixed gender sport as performance art in public space and street art as methods for women’s empowerment

TRAININGS

Terms and Conditions of Art Writing and Publishing in Southeast Asia
Convened by Southeast of Now and Afterall Journals| 11/21 – 12/21

  • Developed convivialities through facilitated peer learning and experimentation with diverse and new forms of art writing and publishing among researchers, artists, and writers from across Southeast Asia

SKILLS

  • Personal Time Management, Managing Up, Project Management
  • Attention to Detail: Writing to Style Guides, Citation methods, Document and Presentation Consistency
  • Technology: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, SharePoint
  • Research: Interviewing, Desk-based, Media Monitoring, Due Diligence
  • Writing: Articles, Curatorial Statements, Digital Content, Blogs, Press Releases, Ghost Writing, Talking Points, Lesson Plans
  • Editing, Proofreading, Fact-checking
  • Facilitation: Meetings, Brainstorms, Peer learning, Educational Lessons

FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER ROLES

Leadership Resident, Education + Women’s Empowerment
Harpswell Foundation | 07/20 – 02/21 | Phnom Penh, KH

  • Live-in mentor to 65 women university students; facilitated 4 courses for classes of 15-20 students on genocide studies, analytical writing, debate, and job skills
  • Provide 1:1 and small group English language speaking, reading, writing, and listening tutoring including editing student essays
  • Moderated virtual learning spaces that strengthened critical thinking skills for 10-25 students through global media analysis

Southeast Asian Youth Development Aide
Asian Counseling & Referral Service | 09/19 – 12/19 | Seattle, USA

  • Wrote 25 lesson plans on Southeast Asian history, culture, and identity and internal onboarding packet overviewing Cham, Filipino, Khmer, Lao, Hmong, Mien and Vietnamese histories and US immigration
  • Led group discussions for 6 middle and high school groups of 10-20 students across 3 public schools; delivered afterschool programming to 125 youth in mentorship, cooking, homework assistance and writing workshops