I am a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist with a nose for news and a hopeless fascination with arts, culture and travel. I am also a graduate student at California State University, Northridge, where I am pursuing my second master's degree (this time in mass communication) and researching the Filipino diaspora.
For about 10 years, I was a staffer at the Acorn Newspapers, a family of five weekly community papers headquartered in Agoura Hills, Calif., where I had the opportunity to cover crime, breaking news, health, environmental issues, business and local politics. I served as editor of the Simi Valley edition from March 2014 to August 2017.
My work has also been seen in Filipinas magazine, Huffington Post, Beyond the Acorn magazine, YourTango.com and Furtherfield.org, a London-based arts network.