From tech to journalism


I got my start in journalism in Arizona, after leaving the US Navy, where I worked as an IT for four years. My interests in technology and developments in Asia-Pacific led me to pursue a master’s in Beijing, where I watched the technological landscape evolve throughout the 2010s.

Today, I write and edit technology news for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. See my work here. See my work history below.

Current Position   Past Work   Education

What I do:

SCMP South China Morning Post

Production Editor, Technology, Business

Editor for SCMP Tech, covering a range of topics – such as 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain and the trade war – and multinational companies, including Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent and Xiaomi.

Work closely with reporters to develop, fact check, and copy edit stories, ensuring quick turnaround. Write the Inside China Tech newsletter, explanatory articles and other timely articles as needed.

What I’ve done:

Global Sources (2015 – 2018)

Content Officer (Shenzhen)
Multimedia B2B coverage of global technology trends and the Chinese supply chain. Wrote and edited for magazines and online about new products and companies, established brands and startups alike. Produced video content and managed newsletters. Helped with bi-annual trade shows, inviting speakers and handling online coverage.


Thomson Reuters (Washington, D.C. – 2013)
Companies, commodities and energy intern

The Phoenix Business Journal (2012)
American City Business Journals internship

The Arizona Republic (Phoenix – 2011)
Breaking news intern

U.S. Navy (2005 – 2009)

Information Systems Technician

  • Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC), South Korea
  • U.S. Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Misawa, Japan


Tsinghua University (2013 – 2015)

Master of Arts, Global Business Journalism

  • Global Trade Leader Scholarship from the Hinrich Foundation
  • Best Thesis: English financial media and the relationship to equity movements in China: A case study of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program
    • A study examining the relationship between English financial news media and investment in Mainland China during the opening of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect using coverage of the event over the course of 2014 in Reuters and Bloomberg News.

Arizona State University (2010 – 2012)

  • Bachelor of Science, Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism