I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.

—John Burroughs

 

TORONTO, ON

The Beginning

1986

I was born in Toronto, the same year as Drake. My parents are from Hong Kong, and they met as students at the University of Toronto. Later, my poh poh and gung gung (maternal grandparents) moved to Vancouver, and we came to visit them for Expo 86. My parents fell in love with the city and we moved to be near the ocean.

 
 

Vancouver, BC

The Wonder Years

1989-2011

My childhood was spent next to the forest. I learned to love taking walks and being in the woods. Being timid but curious, I also loved books, TV, and magazines, and spent many weekends curled up with a story and exploring faraway places.

I wanted to be a big-city magazine editor when I grew up. I moved to Toronto to study English and Communications, and came back to Vancouver to finish my degree. I graduated from the Simon Fraser University Master of Publishing program in 2011.

Since 2006, I have been an editor, writer, blogger, and administrator for book, magazine, and online publishers across Canada. 

 
 

Vancouver, BC

Here, Now

 

After a short stint in Montreal, QC, I moved back to the Wet Coast in 2011. I worked with companies across North America as a publishing and PR professional, and later joined a small team facilitating opportunities for diverse youth to partake in action for social and environmental justice. Most recently, I worked for the country's oldest and largest women's organization.

As a volunteer, I've helped to manage the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, mentored high school girls, nurtured an arts & culture magazine, and co-created a project to boost voter turnout in the 2014 municipal election.

Today, I'm working on supporting the next generation of women leaders in the arts to fulfill their goals and dreams.