I am a media professional and content specialist with years of experience in top-tier outlets like Reuters and The Economist Group. I help people and organizations communicate about climate change in a way that is authentic and impactful. From climate-tech startups to established energy companies to educational platforms, my clients are telling their climate stories to an audience seeking solutions and tired of the fatalism often associated with this daunting topic.
My decade-plus experience living and working in greater China has given me a perspective that cuts across cultures. In 2019, I moved back to my hometown of San Francisco, just in time for the devastating wildfires of summer 2020. The day that the sky turned the same color I recall from my days in Beijing was a turning point. I made up my mind to focus on global warming and contribute a piece, however small, to solving this puzzle.
How can I help you tell your story?
- Clear, cogent storytelling. In this field, there are a million things going on at once. My media training has given me the ability to connect the dots and cut through the noise, linking various aspects of the climate challenge to your specific goals and needs. I can explain a trend and convey a message from beginning to end, bridging intellectual curiosity with executional nous. I have rich experience across multimedia formats, including the written word, graphics, videos, interactive platforms, and more.
- Ability to juggle stakeholders far and wide. My top clients are global and must straddle wildly divergent audiences. I have worked across continents and for organizations that are both editorially-driven and client-facing. China is of particular interest—I am fluent in Chinese and keep a close eye on China’s climate trajectory, including its dominance of clean-energy supply chains—but I am globally-minded.
- Understanding technology. I believe in the promise of technology to solve problems, but only if harnessed properly. Technology is a key weapon in the climate battle but is not a panacea. In my roles at both Reuters and The Economist Group, I covered technology heavily and have a deep appreciation of its impact on business. Similarly, artificial intelligence is changing so much about the world, including how we communicate. I harness generative AI regularly (including for many of the images—but not the text!—on this site) and am an avid follower of developments in this space.
For more on my background, my full C.V. is available here.