Berlin-based Writer and Editor

I've traveled to coal mines in Mongolia, written about the illegal use of additives in gasoline in China, represented proxy voters at investor meetings in Texas, explained financial swaps to Chinese wind companies, edited personal finance articles, and championed renewable energy from Minnesota to China.

I've traveled extensively throughout Asia. Back in 2012, I bought a $300 Giant bicycle, left my job in Beijing and rode through China, Laos, and Thailand with my fiancé.

I speak Chinese. I live in Germany. It would probably be better for me to speak German.

I'm a feminist and a mother of two boys.


I Like Learning

I hope you do too.

In case you care about things like where I've studied, I have a MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics. I have a B.A. in International Political Science and Asian Studies from Colorado College. I also studied Chinese language at National Taiwan University.

I've taken writing classes through UC Berkeley, the Grotto in San Francisco, Left Margin Lit in Berkeley, the Reader Berlin, Comedy Cafe Berlin, and most recently through Second City.

Energy and Environment

Women apply here: The solar industry is trying to fix its gender issue

Featured on CNBC.

There are lots of jobs in the solar industry, but why do so few go to women?

Backstory: When I lived in Oakland, I volunteered for GRID Alternatives. I learned how to instal solar panels on houses while helping low-income Americans get access to clean energy. As the industry employes more and more people, what happens if it leaves behind an entire gender?

The Great Social Solar Divide

Featured on Breaking Energy.

With renewable energy booming in the US, there's still a big problem: unequal access to clean, affordable electricity.

Backstory: Low income households and people of color are more likely to live near polluting power plants and are less likely to be able to afford to install solar panels on their roofs. As I volunteered for GRID alternatives, I wanted to know more about the inequities in renewable energy and what could be done to fix them.

China’s Nuclear Ambitions: Going Big at Home and Abroad

Featured on Green Tech Media.

As China works to lower its carbon emissions, the country embraced nuclear power - both at home and abroad.

Backstory: When the Fukushima disaster hit, I was sitting in my office in central Beijing. I remember stores selling out of iodine salt as Beijingers did everything in their power to protect themselves. China temporarily backed off on buidling nuclear power, but not for long.

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