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 talk 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 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 communication. 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 needs. I can explain a trend and convey a message from beginning to end, combining intellectual curiosity with executional nous. I have rich experience across multimedia formats, including writing, graphics, videos, interactive platforms, and more.
- Ability to juggle stakeholders. 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 Mandarin 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. Artificial intelligence is changing so much about the world, including how we communicate. In my media jobs, I covered technology and its impact on business. I use generative AI regularly, including for many of the images (but not the words!) on this site. Sensitive subjects like climate change require contemplation and mediation that only humans can provide. When it comes to combating climate change, I believe that technology is a key weapon, but not a panacea. I love thinking and writing about green tech but recognize that even the most jaw-dropping innovation requires systemic change to implement.
I have a B.A. in anthropology from Yale University and accreditations in short courses ranging from Chinese to public policy. For more on my background, my full C.V. is available here.
“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry