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, 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. I am also a proud chicken mother and urban farmer, thanks to the beautiful climate and land available in NorCal where I currently live.
I am always looking forward to collaborating with communicators, artists, and researchers. Feel free to contact me!
M.S., Ph.D. candidate
Huntsinger Lab and Middleton Lab
Dept of Env. Science, Policy, and Mngt.
University of California, Berkeley
Philomathia Fellow in the Environmental Sciences 20'
Smithsonian Graduate Student Fellow 19'
Pamela and Kenneth Fong Fellow 18'-19'
International Wildlife Film Festival Labs Fellow 19'
Secretary, Yakalo Collective
a bay-area based NGO for promoting intercultural human-land-animal experiences
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