I'm a writer and developer based in New York. I'm an engineer at Vox Media where I work on the publishing platform Chorus. I co-host Sweet and Sour, a podcast about the intersections of Asian American identity with culture, work, and lifestyle. I read 52 books every year.
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My Discomfort with Comfort Food (Eater)
The Discomfort with Comfort Food (Slant'd)
Keeping Tabs (Jellyfish Review)
Getting Started With UI Templating (The Recompiler)
How we pulled off a new pull request template (Vox Product Blog)
A NYT tweet on books by women 'didn't play well.' Here’s why. (Columbia Journalism Review)
How I'm Actually Setting a Reading Resolution and Achieving It in 2020 (Girls' Night In)
April 2019, Flawless Hacks
I gave the keynote at Flawless Hacks about the differences between careers, side projects, and hobbies, why it's increasingly difficult to make these distinctions, and ways to strike a balance in each of these areas and detect burnout when it's avoidable.
December 2017, SRCCON:WORK
David Yee (my then-manager, now mentor) and I gave a talk at SRCCON:WORK about what effective mentorship looks like in an industry whose shape is rapidly and anxiously shifting.
August 2017, SRCCON
I facilitated a session at SRCCON where we brainstormed common topics, concepts, and processes that we thought would benefit from explanation on interdisciplinary teams, then came up with a list of accessible and inclusive metaphors to describe them.
November 2016, Ela Conf
At the second annual Ela Conf, I talked about the importance of peer mentorship in tech and the positive impact of support and solidarity from those people closest to you.