Previously she was a video fellow at McClatchy's paper the Sun News based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she shot and edited breaking news and feature videos. Before that she interned with CNN Medical Unit. She wrote about scientific studies, substance abuse, fitness, HIV, and profiled people with significant life changes for CNN.com. On the TV side, she helped with editorial research and local shoots.
Aria graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2016, where she studied video production, investigating health care and covering business and financial news. Prior to Columbia, she earned Bachelor of Social Sciences in psychology, First Class Honors, from the University of Hong Kong. During her senior year, she completed a 10,000-word undergraduate thesis on the effects of language learning strategies on brain activities and perception using EEG and computer programing.
A native speaker of both Mandarin and Cantonese, Aria is fluent in English, conversant in Japanese and speaks elementary to intermediate Korean.
Ramen addict. Cognitive science nerd. Camera enthusiast.
Available on assignment.