Hirokazu Koreeda, one of my favorite directors, considers himself as a "collector", collecting emotions and thoughts that are embedded in the world, and then simply displaying them back to the world. I strive to be such a collector (or gleaner, as Agnès Varda would say), as an ecologist and a visual storyteller.
I grew up in Hangzhou, China. Wildness was absent in my life until a hitch-hiking trip to Tibet after I finished my undergraduate study. My passion for animals and open rangelands has never faded away ever since. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of California, Berkeley in the US, studying wildlife movement ecology and conservation (more on Research). Leading up to this, I completed a B.S. in natural resources and a M.S. in geography. Aside from research, I tell stories about science and life through the lens of camera. Currently, I am working on a video series entitled WONDERER, portraits of grad students. Last but not the least, I am a proud chicken mother and vegetable grower, thanks to the beautiful climate and land available in NorCal where I currently live.
Contact me if you are a communicator/artist/researcher that want to collaborate!
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