Writes about science, technology, health, and education.
I am living in Manila through May 31, 2015 and then I am back to Boston. I love to tell stories about people who are often invisible or overlooked. I’m currently working on stories about the lives of Filipino call center workers as well as travel and food pieces from Manila.
I currently spend most of my time reporting, writing and producing audio stories for public radio programs such as NPR’s Morning Edition and for podcasts such as Scientific American 60 Second Podcasts. I also write for websites and was previously a staff reporter at newspapers including The Miami Herald and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. I’ve spent the past six years as a health and science reporter but I can report and write about anything. I’ve also lived and worked internationally and I’ve been a reporting fellow at USC Annenberg, The International Center for Journalists and Northwestern University.
I am fluent in Spanish.
I am a Korean adoptee, born in Seoul in 1987, and grew up in northern Minnesota. I have returned to Korea several times and lived there twice, most recently in April 2015 to freelance, specializing in science in Korea. I’ve written for Nature, Sky & Telescope, NOVA Next, and other sites.
I’m a New Delhi based contributing correspondent for a public radio show called PRI’s The World. I also contribute to NPR’s radio shows, blogs as well as Science magazine. I spend most of my time covering poverty, development, hunger, malnutrition, other health issues – mental and physical, science and the environment. More recently I’ve also added gender issues to my reportage, and I spend a good amount of my time thinking and writing about how gender roles are changing in India and how it’s manifesting in people’s lives.