Once an applicant to the top journalism program in the U.S., I was admitted to Columbia’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, UC Berkeley, USC ($12,000 scholarship) and Stanford (tuition fellowship). I was the only Chinese student who received an admissions offer from Columbia’s Stabile Center in three years, while I also received the only offer to Chinese candidates from UC Berkeley and Stanford in the year of 2015. I eventually chose Stanford and have graduated from its M.A program in 2016. Prior to Stanford, I graduated from USC with B.A. Honors Degree in Communication and International Relations. I have also worked as a researcher at the Shanghai Bureau of the New York Times, focusing on tech stories in China and business communications between China and the world.
I love teaching! In the past, I have helped more than a dozen students to not only edit their personal statements and prepare application packages for their dream schools, but also helped them to become good storytellers and to rediscover themselves. Having gone through the process myself, I fully understand the challenges and difficulties for applicants who are non-native speakers aiming for top journalism schools and other humanities majors. My work experiences at one of the most influential news organizations in the industry allows me to also share my experiences with young talents and give them advice for career path beyond undergraduate and graduate programs.
I’m a passionate storyteller, a voracious reader, and a genuine food lover. In my free time, I love backpacking and cooking. I also like to play piano, fencing, and dancing.