Owner of HAN Media and contributing reporter for The New York Times
Graduated in 2011 with an M.A. in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts
From a multimedia journalist and producer at China Daily to the executive editor at Observer Media Group, from a contributing reporter for the New York Times, to the founder of my own communications firm HAN Media, my media career has been more than fulfilling in the past five years since graduating from CMU in 2011. But nothing could have been possible without my two years studying at BCA, which paved the way for my future career and allowed me to go this far as an international student.
When I was a BCA student, besides taking a variety of classes to learn TV production, news reporting, film studies, I also spent a great amount of time in the newsroom and the radio station to gain hands-on broadcast experience BCA had to offer. It wasn't easy for a then young college grad from China to shift to an entirely new environment (in the middle of Michigan) in the United States. Trust me, I had too many long days and long nights. But I made it, with the help of the wonderful professors who were always willing to help and answer my sometimes silly questions. I'll always be grateful for the beautiful two years at CMU in BCA.
Today I am the owner of HAN Media and work as a contributing reporter for The New York Times. In 2016, I was part of a team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for our work on the investigative piece "Unvarnished: The Price of Nice Nails."