My experience


                 University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production (expected May 2024)

                  Columbia University,
Columbia College, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Concentration in Hispanic Studies


          USC Viterbi School of Engineering Distance Education Network                                                            August 2021 -December 2021

                  [CAMERA OPERATOR] Recorded and livestreamed lectures for online students.

      • Controlled camera and audio switchboard in classroom media studio
      • Monitored and troubleshooted multiple remote learning classrooms from network control room
      • Collaborated with students, professors, and network managers to resolve classroom technology issues

          The Take                                                                                                                                                                        August 2020 -August 2021

                  [EDITOR] Assembled music, voiceover, footage, and graphics into YouTube video essays.

      • Exported and uploaded polished audio cuts, visual cuts, and final cuts
      • Communicated clearly with producers, graphic designer, and voiceover artist
      • Pinpointed the ideal footage to creatively illustrate the video script

          Downtown Community Television Center                                                                                                          October 2018 -August 2021

                  [PRODUCER] Produced, directed, shot, and edited original documentary and narrative shorts.

      • Developed scripts, storyboards, and shot lists
      • Coordinated film shoots with actors and interviewees
      • Edited film clips using Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition

          Viet Nam News                                                                                                                                                          October 2019 -March 2020

                  [VIDEO JOURNALIST] Shot and edited 67 short videos about Vietnamese current events and culture.

      • Directed on-site and in-studio video shoots for news and features stories
      • Drafted concise and engaging video scripts and social media blurbs
      • Crafted exciting, informative, and timely videos with Premiere Pro and After Effects


          bioGraph                                                                                                                                                                      June 2019 -February 2021

                  [WRITER] Transformed research, transcripts, and first-person narratives into structured stories.

      • Distilled, rearranged, and selectively quoted from lengthy primary source material
      • Interviewed people in the field about their personal and community histories
      • Identified and compiled relevant secondary source information

          The Eye Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator                                                                                  September 2015 -October 2019

                  [EDITOR] Oversaw the progress of stories, implemented edits, and assisted the production process.

      • Led weekly progress meetings with writers and pitched visuals at production meetings
      • Collaborated with writers to restructure stories, clarify angles, and incorporate interviews
      • Wrote headlines and blurbs and scheduled social media with Hootsuite

                  [WRITER] Planned, reported, wrote, and edited a variety of long-form magazine features stories.

      • Created detailed story plans outlining an article’s angle, themes, research, and interviews
      • Interviewed 50+ people including alums, faculty, students, administrators, and others
      • Published 4 profiles, 5 narrative features, 2 personal essays, and 3 investigative features


           BoldABC                                                                                                                                                                           June 2019 -August 2021

                  [ENGLISH TUTOR] Led elementary to HS ESL students through virtual writing and reading comprehension lessons.

      • Challenged students to provide logic-based, in-depth explanations of class texts
      • Demonstrated grammar and writing concepts through detailed oral and written feedback on assignments
      • Fostered professional relationships with students to tailor my teaching style to their unique learning styles

          Pearson Smarthinking                                                                                                                                          August 2020 -February 2021

                 [WRITING TUTOR] Coached students to improve their writing and grammar in college and graduate-level coursework.

      • Responded to student-specified writing concerns while also identifying additional points of concern
      • Annotated student writing to highlight and analyze examples of areas for improvement
      • Asked guiding questions that engaged students and empowered them to correct their own work

          Thinking Caps Group                                                                                                                                          November 2018 -October 2019

                 [TUTOR] Supported middle and HS students through 100+ hours of language, math, and executive functioning lessons.

      • Challenged students to provide logic-based, in-depth explanations of their answers on assignments
      • Demonstrated the reasoning behind Spanish grammar concepts
      • Fostered professional relationships with students to tailor my teaching style to their unique learning styles