Amy’s a journalist, producer and storyteller based in Toronto, Canada. She hopes to help build community within the Asian Diaspora–giving shine to the community’s successes and failures while telling their stories.
Her career trajectory has brought her all over the world–anchoring live radio, reporting from Taiwan’s presidential office, dispatching stories from Japan’s Toshijima island, being a fixer for documentary film crews, academics + magazines in Taiwan as well as breaking Canadian news stories.
She currently hosts, produces and edits Roadmunk’s Product to Product podcast. (Roadmunk is a software company in Toronto that recently ranked 12th in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50.)
Amy’s written for NBC News, CBC Life, VICE News, VICE Munchies, VICE Sports, Yahoo, Flare, Al Jazeera English, Mashable and contributed to CBC Radio and The Economist. She was also a stringer for the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones in Taipei.
Freelance videography and video editing has taken her to the lofts of New York City’s fashion district, an animal sanctuary north of San Francisco and back to NYC’s historic Steinway Hall to film famed pianist Lang Lang.
A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Amy holds a B.A. degree in Radio & Television Arts and a minor in English from Ryerson University. While at Ryerson, she produced many live-to-tape studio programs including a Japanese game show parody, complete with human tetris and green screens.
Amy’s first documentary, about karaoke culture in Toronto, won her a “Television and Radio Achievement” (TARA) award for Best Electronic Field Production. Her thesis production, “Unwind”, was a hand animated short about romantic loss. The film was selected for a showcase at Corus Entertainment and nominated for Toronto Youth Shorts, TARA Best Practicum Project and WNET Thirteen’s Short Of The Week.