EXPERIENCES & INITIATVES

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Minor in Asian Canadian Asian Migration 

CONTENT CREATOR

Kipling Media 
June 2019 - Current

Strategizes and executes digital marketing for brands across all social platform.  Tasks include:

creative direction, photography, film, team & project management, marketing research,

and more.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

& FILMMAKER

UBC VICE PROVOST INTERNATIONAL 
May. 2019 - July 2019

Collaborated closely with UBC's Vice Provost, Murali Chandrashekaran, and Vice Provost International team to help engage senior leaders from universities along the Pacific Rim with APRU Senior's Conference event teaser. Ins

COMMUNITY CONSULTANT

Hua Foundation
Oct. 2018 - July 2019

Working on behalf of the City of Vancouver. Engaging with small local businesses (Vietnamese & other Southeast Asian communities) on the Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy (City's Zero Waste 2040 Policy) in Vancouver. Providing appropriate language support, and producing engagement materials including postcards, and visual presentations for public education purposes.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FILMMAKER

Delivered company's marketing materials with portfolio of images showcasing memorable highlights. 

CBRE Limited
November 2018

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Conducted the filming, storyboarding, and editing for a collaborative media project (HK Crosscurrents) supported by Hong Kong’s Economic Trade Office (HKETO) and Canada’s top research universities; produced informative short films that examined the social and economic ties between HK and Canada.

UBC ACAM Program
Jul. 2018 - Jan. 2019

ASSISTANT FILM PRODUCER 

Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Jul. 2018 - Nov. 2018

Managed film budget, cast & crew, and secured filming locations, for a Japanese Canadian community film project that was widely celebrated by the Canada-Japan Council of British Columbia (CJCBC) and the Consulate General of Japan.

LECTURER

UBC Sociology
November 2016

Engaged with UBC student body on the topic of intergenerational transmission of culture & heritage languages. Held conversations between lived experiences and literary work from contemporary cultural studies; presented open dialogue on cultural inheritances in support of empowering younger generations from marginalized ethnic communities in Canada.

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
May 2015 - Nov. 2015

In collaboration with Vancouver Foundation. Promoted healthy and thriving neighbourhoods in a 3-month deliberating process that determined distribution of $35,000 to approved community building projects. Worked with sponsored projects to help planners execute process successfully.

MEDIA COORDINATOR & CORE MEMBER

VCSA Vancouver
Nov. 2014 - May 2016

Helped built Vancouver's first non-profit Vietnamese American and Canadian organization that focused on building a community of young Vietnamese professionals (Vietnamese Culture & Science Association). Took part in program management, including Vietnamese youth mentorship, and charity events.  Produced promotional content for largest Vietnamese Leadership Retreat in North America, Lên Đường Camp. Promotional video was featured in Vietnamese American/Canadian news outlet, Thời Báo

FUN FACT:

I was a bank teller for 4 years at TD Canada Trust throughout my undergraduate program.

Aside from carrying out daily banking procedures, I used the opportunity to build relationships with local business owners and community members. I became more proficient in Vietnamese after having engaged with so many Vietnamese uncles and aunties. I never thought that I would end up spending so much time working within the financial sector but I learned to seek opportunities wherever possible no matter how unconventional the process may seem.

Achievements & Awards

(2019 / 2017)

International debut in Orange County, Vietnamese International Film Festival. (VIFF)

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Nominated for "Best Canadian Short Film" by Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF)

(2018)

Published in Looseleaf Magazine. Part of Project 40, a space for artwork created by Asian Canadians.

(2017 - 2018)

Featured in year long exhibit,
"Our Journeys Here" by Richmond Museum. Archiving lived experiences from Vietnamese-Canadian diasporas.

(2017)

Winner of UBC Sociology Photography Contest, nominated by Sociology Student Association.

(2017)

1st place at Asia Pacific Foundation Canada showcase 2017, with a winning research & infographic presentation on "Southeast Asian Haze Crisis & its Impact".

(2016)

Winner of UBC Go Global Photography Contest.

(2015)

Just Desserts Award

Recipient of Just Desserts Award, given to faculty staff and students who go above and beyond to make their faculty a better place and for making an outstanding contribution to the students of their constituency.

(2015)

Grade 10 PIANO CERTIFICATE

Awarded by the Royal Conservatory of Music, with the completion of
Music Harmony & History.

Vancouver, B.C.

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