I’m a Taiwanese-American born in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Despite going on many trips back-and-forth between San Jose and Taiwan during my childhood, I truly fell in love with traveling when I was 15 years old during a 9-day high school biology trip to Costa Rica. Since then, I’ve traveled to 15 countries, lived on both coasts of the USA, New Zealand, and Brazil, and developed a burning passion for the Portuguese language. In 2013, right after moving back to California from Brazil, I met a French man named William through a whimsical online exchange. After 3 years of sunny California living and several amazing trips, we’ve moved to his hometown of Paris this year and started a new adventure together! Follow along to read about my life & travels (and to gaze at shots of mouthwatering food porn).
Most recently, I was working my dream job in San Francisco as Head of Marketing at Feastly. I worked with chefs to create unique and intimate social dining experiences around the city. A typical day consisted of writing about delicious food, tasting a new chef’s handcrafted recipes, then developing a strategy to tell that chef’s story and share their incredible cuisine. It’s a rewarding moment when a curious food lover connects with a passionate chef over an ephemeral culinary experience.
Before Feastly, I was Director of Communications at News for Chinese media in the San Francisco Bay Area. I continue to write freelance pieces for NFC from around the world, you can read my work here.
In 2009, I graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication with a B.S. in public relations and a double concentration in Chinese and Portuguese. Since then, I’ve called San Francisco, Boston, Auckland, Taipei, Rio de Janeiro, and now Paris, my home.
- Happiness = retail therapy, geometric-shaped jewelry, crispy baguettes
- My 3 fiery life passions are travel, culture and language.
- I’m a secret journal writer, started when I was 10.
- My overflowing love for doggies cannot be explained with words.
- I love dancing! Currently: Flamenco, Samba and Tahitian