About me: Creative writer. Thoughtful observer. Resourceful journalist. Lover of a good story. Gulf Coaster. Fan of road trips and international wandering and good food. Grew up in Alabama with Taiwanese roots. Can’t stand the question “Where are you really from?”
Bio: I’m an experienced business journalist who’s currently a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University. I’m also the CEO of LedBetter, a web app launching in 2016 that will highlight the gender gap in the top leadership of major consumer brands. I started my career at The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where I covered the arts and travel out of China, Taiwan and Laos. Most recently, I covered the U.S. oil industry for energy news wire Argus Media, a subscription-only publication tailored to an expert audience. Previously I led the green energy web vertical and investment coverage for VentureBeat and covered local news for the Houston Chronicle. My work has also appeared on North Texas Public Radio (KERA 90.1), out of the Knight Ridder Washington Bureau and on the front pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Miami Herald.
My work ranges from chasing deepwater platform fires to tackling big features on the American energy boom and its aftermath. I’ve also reported on a speculative boom in the price of tea leaves in China and golf course brawls in Houston. A recent favorite: visiting oil caverns deep beneath sugar cane fields in Louisiana, washed down over the weekend with beignets and grilled oysters.