WITNESS, AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
Senior Producer, Aug. 2016 – present
Commission documentaries for Witness, Al Jazeera English’s Emmy award-winning documentary strand.
VICE ON HBO
Producer, Oct. 2015 – June 2016
Produce news documentaries for VICE’s Emmy award-winning series on HBO.
The New York Times
Producer, Video Journalist, Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2015
Produced and shot news documentaries. Covered international and national projects for the Times. Past enterprise stories include ISIS trying to recruit an American Sunday school teacher, the organized movement to film the police after the death of Freddie Gray, and violent jihadist recruitment in Malaysia.
Other projects include two Times Documentaries, one on the 2014 Indian national elections and the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat state when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister, and a second documentary on sexual harassment in public spaces following the brutal Delhi gang rape in 2012.
Part of the team that covered the General Motors fatal flaws stories that led to 60 million cars being recalled. Focused on covering victims and family members who were kept in the dark. Received the Scripps Howard Foundation public service award for the story.
She also planned and coordinated social media strategies for all her enterprise stories.
Produced, shot and edited breaking news, features and documentaries. Covered India extensively for The New York Times and GlobalPost.Worked on a variety of stories ranging from the 2011 Delhi bomb blasts to a $2 billion-health fund scandal in northern India. Received a reporting fellowship from the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) to produce and shoot “India: Armed and Dangerous,” on the country’s illegal small arms trade. Received an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for the story. Shot and produced about a dozen stories for GlobalPost’s “On Location” video series, which received a Peabody Award in 2011.
Produced and shot breaking news for Agence France-Presse.
Field produced and shot two documentaries, one on genetically modified cotton in India and another on joginis, ritual sex slavery of lower caste girls in Andhra Pradesh.
Other clients included the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, UNICEF, UNDP and the European Commission.
Documentary filmmaker, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Director, editor – June 2008 – Aug. 2008
Received a grant and directed, shot and produced a documentary on Muslim transgender sex workers in Malaysia. It received the Justin Louis Award at the Freedom Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur, and was screened at several international film festivals including San Francisco’s Frameline.
The Associated Press, Miami, Fla.
Video Journalist and Multimedia Producer, Jan. 2008 – May 2008
Shot, produced news videos for AP’s Broadcast News Center. Taught crafting multimedia stories for impact to staff photographers and writers.
The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla.
Reporting and Multimedia Production Intern, Sept. 2007 – Nov. 2007
Produced multimedia news packages for MiamiHerald.com. Created, shot and edited an interactive community video series called “60 Seconds,” which won a McClatchy President’s Award.
The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
Reporting and Multimedia Production Intern, June 2007 – Aug. 2007
Taught interactive storytelling to the newsroom staff. Worked closely with photographers and editors to produce multimedia packages for PilotOnline.com.
theCICAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Director, Co-founder, June 2005 – 2008
Co-founded a popular Malaysian political and pop culture magazine with a focus on corruption, freedom of speech and religion. Manage a team of editors, writers, programmers and web producers.
OTHER MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Times of India, New Delhi
Instructor, Nov. 2011 – Dec. 2011
Taught multimedia storytelling – video reporting, scripting and packaging – to Times of India online producers.
International Center for Journalists’ IMII Pilot School, New Delhi
Instructor, May 2010 – Sept. 2011
Taught video reporting, shooting and packaging to post-graduate students at the Knight Foundation-funded journalism school.
Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, San Francisco, Calif.
Coaching Program Coordinator, Aug. 2004 – May 2007
Facilitated a mentoring program between Bay Area journalists and S.F. State University students. Also helped fundraise for the Center.
VIDEO AND PHOTO EDITING SKILLS
Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
Ability to speak, read and write in Malay and Indonesian, fluent in Hokkien / Fukkien / Taiwanese.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.
B.A. in Journalism, Aug. 2003 – May 2007
Summa Cume Laude
2007 Honors Student
Valedictorian, Journalism Department
Public Service Reporting, Ron W. Howard Award for “Fatal Flaws,” Scripps Howard Foundation, 2015
Society of American Business Writers and Editors (SABEW) Award, India: Armed and Dangerous video package, 2011
Justin Louis Award, Pecah Lobang (Busted) documentary, 2008
McClatchy President’s Award, “60 Seconds” multimedia project, 2007