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Work Experience

Co-Founder, Communications Officer (September 2020 – Present)

Activism Always, (Remote) Bay Area, CA

  • Leading a student-founded startup; organizing projects and communications campaigns as part of leadership team
  • Organizing and managing programing for student interns and supporters
  • Designing workshop content around social media literacy, data ethics, and social media analytics for mission-driven creators
  • Responsible for company’s social media and marketing communications, including social media copy, website, and blog content

Founded as a student initiative in 2020, Activism Always uplifts communities through social media insights. Responding to a lack of data management talent in the social impact and nonprofit sectors, Activism Always provides powerful social media listening technology for organizations to tap into their data – no technical experience needed.

Research Analyst – Data Innovation Studio (June 2021 – December 2021)

ParsonsTKO, (Remote) Washington, DC

  • Lead development of PTKO’s flagship research initiative, the PTKO Data Innovation Studio
  • Created a model and framework for Studio “studies,” including 2 studies on Content Impact and Data Ethics
  • Developed and nurtured over 100 relationships related to the Studio, using tools such as HubSpot
  • Scheduled and led over 30 virtual interviews related to the Studio
  • Worked closely with marketing team to assist on PTKO and PTKO Studio’s digital marketing (LinkedIn, email) efforts, including writing social media copy, designing social graphics, and social interactives
  • Organized and presented at 3 webinars, including partnering with LA Tech4Good in the first nonprofit edition of their Equity + Ethics in Data Workshop

Data Entity Development Research Fellow (October 2020 – June 2021)

Cal Poly Data SRI: Entity Committee, (Remote) San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Collected quantitative and qualitative data about data education entities in the US and abroad for operational development for Cal Poly’s Data Science and Analytics Initiative
  • Organized findings into written reports and presentations with actionable recommendations and next steps for research
  • Worked independently alongside fellow research assistants and professors in a virtual capacity

Marketing and Research Intern (June 2020 – September 2020)

Community Counts Inc., (Remote) Santa Monica, CA

  • Provided consultation and advice to project team about: communication tactics, presentation best-practices, and project organization and management

Data Strategy and Social Impact Fellow (June 2020 – August 2020)TechSoup and ParsonsTKO, (Remote) San Francisco, CA

  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to create data-driven social impact projects: and
  • Expanded technical and soft skills related to data visualization, data analysis, and non-profit business operations
  • Led a series of data ethics and data culture workshops for peers, focusing on major research and theories, literature, and qualitative research practices
  • Presented data insights and research at a live virtual conference with over 200 participants

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Content Intern (August 2019 – Sept. 2019)

Tulip, San Francisco, CA

  • Produced 20+ pieces of blog content
  • Shadowed SEO and Content teams
  • Worked independently in a fast-paced, mission driven startup environment

Boutique Stylist (July 2019 – September 2019)

Francesca’s, San Francisco, CA

  • Greeted customers into the store, and managed customer experience from entrance to register
  • Independently tidied, cleaned, and organized products at storefront and in backroom
  • Collaborated with leadership and Stylist team to positively and professionally support individual store and company objectives

Motel Management Assistant (September 2018 – May 2019)

Sunbeam Motel, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Organized the motel’s data into various files and spreadsheets, providing weekly reports on guest updates
  • Communicated in-person, online, and through the phone with motel patrons, staff, as well as external management
  • Learned and managed numerous computer and phone applications, including teaching tools to management

Service and Extracurriculars

Undergraduate Research Assistant (September 2020 – Present)

Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Undergraduate research with Dr. Aubrie S. Adams on helicopter parenting and media communications.
  • Research accepted for presentation at the Western States Communication Association Conference (2022), Top Four Paper Panel for the Media Studies division (“Cultivating Problematic Stereotypes of Asian Americans: Representations of Helicopter Parenting in Fresh off the Boat”)

Vice President (June 2020 – June 2021)

Lambda Pi Eta (SLO Chapter), San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Provided operational support to the LPH leadership board through leading meetings, creating membership and department-wide emails, and advising LPH event planning
  • Organized and led LPH’s Winter 2021 annual philanthropic campaign (LPH Book Drive), collecting over 300+ book donations for 3 local schools over a span of 3 weeks (
  • Responsible for developing materials and designating tasks for LPH members and leadership board during the LPH Book Drive, including a public Amazon Wish List and webpage

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s (NCA) official honor society at four-year colleges and universities.

Executive Board, Treasurer and Program Director (May 2020 – June 2021)

Cal Poly COMS Club, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Responsible for tracking club membership and managing funding using Google Sheets, MailChimp, and Wix
  • Created and led marketing campaigns and leading program direction to increase club engagement
  • Assisted product and merchandise research and development
  • Webmaster for official club website, including writing and editing article for the site blog and Weekly Newsletter

Editing Staff (January 2020 – August 2021)

Sprinkle: Undergraduate Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Scholarly and Creative Reviewer for Volume 13 (2020) and Associate Editor for Volume 14 (2021)
  • Conducted over a dozen reviews, both on scholarly undergraduate research and creative submissions (poetry, short story)
  • Specialized in submissions around interdisciplinary, STS, and social science research
  • Reviewed, provided edits, and represented submission in editorial review meetings


California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo (2017 – 2021)

  • B.A. in Communication Studies
  • Minors in Chinese, Ethnic Studies, and Science and Risk Communications.

Honors in Outstanding Service to Communication Studies Department – Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts, and COMS Recognition for Conference Presentation and Cal Poly Research. Dean’s List (9 quarters). Graduated with summa cum laude.

Cal Poly Global: Environmental Management & Sustainability in Taiwan (Summer 2018)

National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) and National Chi-Nan University (Puli, Taiwan)

Part of 2018 Cal Poly Global in Taiwan program. Received credits in NR 360 – Ethnicity and the Land and NR 323 – Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management. Program led by Dr. Yiwen Chiu.

Worked directly with local nonprofits and NGOs, national research institutes, and universities to learn about interdisciplinary project management (within the scope of natural resource management, tourism, sustainability, and public policy/education).

Lowell High School (2013 – 2017)

Active in Symphonic Band (Oboe) and Annual Musical Pit Orchestra (Oboe, 4 years). Community service in Lowell Peer Mentoring Program (Mentor, 2016-17), Lowell Book Club, Lowell Harry Potter Club (Co-Founder, President), Lowell Beautification Day Volunteer. Lowell Alumni Association Scholarship recipient.


Languages: Fluent in English, Proficient in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, Apache OpenOffice, Google Suite, MailChimp, Canva, Wix, WordPress (.com/.org), HubSpot

Communications: Writing and editing blog posts and newsletter content; social media content; public speaking


Tabletop and board games, Home cooking, SF/F novels and web comics, Soup, Massive cats, Gnomes (both the garden and fantasy variety)

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