Current Work

Laboratory for Child Brain Development

Video Game Writer/Narrative Developer | July 2019 - present

Commonplace Coffee

Barista | June 2019-present

Past Work

Pittsburgh Magazine

Content Coordinator | March 2020 — June 2020

Collision Literary Magazine

Editor in Chief | Dec. 2016 – April 2019

Assistant Editor | April 2016 – Dec. 2016

Non-Fiction Editor | Sept. 2015 – April 2016
 

The Pitt News

Copy Chief | April 2018 – April 2019

Assistant Copy Chief | August 2017 – April 2018

Copy Editor | Jan. 2017 – April 2017

University of Pittsburgh, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Social Media Ambassador, @h2pkim | August 2018 – April 2019

Unicepta

Editorial Intern | June 2017 – August 2017

Pittsburgh Magazine

Editorial Intern | Jan. 2016 – April 2016

University of Pittsburgh, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Pathfinder (tour guide) | Sept. 2015 – August 2017

Midnight Writers

Editor in Chief | Aug. 2013 – May 2015

Contributing writer and artist | Aug. 2011 – May 2013

The Churchill Observer

Production Editor | March 2014 – March 2015

Staff Writer | March 2014 – May 2015

About Me

I'm a Chinese-American adoptee from Jiangsu Province. I grew up in the D.C. area in Maryland and am now based in Pittsburgh, PA. When I'm not writing, I enjoy cooking, crocheting, and practicing calligraphy. Please use she/they/她.

See more about my current and past work below.

Education

University of Pittsburgh, graduated April 2019

Bachelor of Philosophy, Communication Rhetoric, English Fiction Writing

Minor: Chinese

Honors

Writer in residence, City Books | July 2020-November 2020

Yuan Prize | April 2019

Curiosity Grant | April 2018

Brackenridge Research Fellowship | Fall 2017

John H. Tsui Memorial Scholarship | February 2017

University of Pittsburgh English Department Internship Grant | February 2017

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Nominee Scholarship | 2015

Dean’s List, University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences,  | Fall 2015-Spring 2019

Publications

"Unnamed," short story forthcoming in Waxwing

"Names | 姓名," essay forthcoming in Chestnut Review

"Watching a Bridge," essay forthcoming in McNeese Review

"Red Strings," essay published in The Offing

"Sitting in a café on a Monday morning," essay published in Jellyfish Review

"Triple nothings: racial identity formation in Chinese-American adoptees," BPhil thesis, defended April 2019

See more of my writing here

Teaching 

Tutor (4th and 5th grade reading comprehension), Pittsburgh, Pa. | 2019-present

Teaching Assistant, "Literary Publishing," University of Pittsburgh (spring 2018), Pittsburgh, Pa. | 2018

Teaching Assistant, Invited Lecturer, "Argument," University of Pittsburgh (fall 2017), Pittsburgh, Pa. | 2017

Tutor (English as a Second Language, individual and group lessons), Shanghai, China | 2017

Tutor (grade school English reading and comprehension), Novastar Prep, Reston, Va. | 2016

Tutor (AP US Government), Potomac, Md. | 2014

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