Berlin-based Screenwriter and Editor
Welcome to my spot on the internet!
I write high concept dramedies about mothers who make “bad” decisions, like outsourcing their husband’s sex lives, purposefully getting hit by cars so they can get a break from the demands of motherhood or blowing up the electricity grid to prevent climate change. My work often combines satire and dark humor with issues of parenting, morality, and climate change.
My half-hour dramedy pilot Outsourced won the Bellem Entertainment TV Scholarship, was a semifinalist for the Austin Film Festival 2022, a semifinalist for the Stowe Story Labs Maven Fellowship 2023, a quarterfinalists for the Cinestory Fellowship 2023, and a quarterfinalist for the Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship in 2022.
I also write short humor pieces and essays (you can find links to these below).
Before screenwriting, I reported from Mongolian coal mines, got big tech companies to invest more money in wind and solar, and advised the Chinese government on how to transition to renewable energy. I started my career in socially responsible investing (now called ESG) and I’ve worked as a project manager, editor, translator, and teacher. There was also that one time I drove a carful of Chinese reporters down California’s highway one for a Malibu commercial.
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've run a total of one half-marathon. I will probably want to talk to you about it.
I’ve lived in Beijing, Shanghai, London, Taipei, Singapore, Oakland, Washington DC, and my hometown of Minneapolis. I speak Chinese (真的). I live in Germany. It would probably be better for me to speak German.
I'm a feminist and a mother of three.
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.
In the high-pressure world of Silicon Valley where women lean in and mistakes are costly, a driven but overwhelmed postpartum venture capitalist outsources her sex life to save her marriage and family. - 30 minute dramedy
Winner of the Bellem Entertainment TV Scholarship, Semifinalist for the Austin Film Festival 2022, a semifinalist for the Stowe Story Labs Maven Fellowship, a quarterfinalists for the Cinestory Fellowship 2023, and a quarterfinalist for the Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship in 2022.
When an anxious corporate do-gooder finds the budget to her environmental program slashed, she takes matters into her own hands – literally – by teaming up with a ragtag group of climate activists to destroy the country’s fossil fuel infrastructure, one pipeline at a time. - 30 minute dramedy.
When a high-achieving political consultant moves to Germany for her husband’s job, she finds an unexpected community among a group of trailing spouses. - 30 minute dramedy.
Read some of my satire, please!
We've Updated Our Preschool's Curriculum to Help Your Toddler Survive the Coming Climate Apocalypse
You Can Be Anything You Want! And Other Lies We Tell Girls About the Professional World (illustrated by Cassie Soliday)
As a Passenger on the Titanic, I'm So Glad We All Decided to Go on With Our Lives as the Ship Sinks
Self Care Tips for Moms (Illustrated)
Our New Line of Breastfeeding Gear Is Guaranteed to Uphold the Patriarchy (illustrated by Rachel Deutsch)
An Oil Lobbyist Debunks “Clean Air Is Good” and Other Lies You’ve Been Told
Welcome to the Friendly Skies; Get Ready to be Punched in the Face