I am an American multimedia journalist.
Based in Hong Kong, I work for the South China Morning Post as a senior reporter. Follow this space for upcoming details.
Previously, I was a full-time nomadic freelance writer. My stories appeared on VICE, NPR, Bon Appetit, National Geographic, Eater, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Village Voice, BBC, CNN, CBS Los Angeles, First We Feast, Food Network, Time Out Los Angeles, Serious Eats, Bold Italic, KCET, Food 52, Brit + Co, USA Today, Discover Los Angeles, and others.
I am interested in regenerative agroforestry, minority food cultures, traditional ecological knowledge, ocean conservation, and environmental justice. I got my Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017 and spent six weeks on a farm in the jungle of Costa Rica living off-the-grid, practicing what I preach. I was once a volcano hiking guide in Nicaragua; I am also a certified California Naturalist.
I specialize in food and culture in the greater China area. So far, I've visited and written about 17 provincial-level administrative units in China. In 2016, I backpacked to a dozen in nine months. I have been interviewed by the Travel Channel, the New York Times, CBS, AJ+, and BBC on my work with Chinese cuisine.