Yale University, New Haven, CT:
Graduated 2018; Overall GPA: 3.94; Member of Phi Beta Kappa (Elected Fall 2017)
B.A. in East Asian Studies, China Concentration; Magna cum laude with Distinction in the Major
Senior Thesis: New Contemporary English Translation of Cao Yu's Four-Act Drama Sunrise (Advised by Prof. Su Wei)
Research Proposal: Effects of state-regulated HIV/AIDS programs, HIV/AIDS-related group labeling, and HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization of communities in Yunnan's Borderlands (Advised by Prof. Helen Siu)

College of International Students at Yunnan University, Kunming, PRC (2015)
Advanced Studies in Mandarin Chinese
Studies in Yunnan Ethnic Minority Arts  

Mandarin House International Chinese School, Shanghai, PRC (2014)
Advanced Studies in Mandarin Chinese
Independent Interview Projects with Shanghai Residents


Co-founder, Lead Producer, Director and Screenwriter/Content Developer for Sulde Productions, a creative production company that makes narrative films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos

Producer/Writer/Director/Translator of short documentary and article on Yunnan artist Shuosan for Goldthread (South China Morning Post)

Producer of commercial series for the United Nations Sustainable Ocean Business Initiative

Producer/Developer of pilot episode of Chinese cuisine show for Junzi Kitchen

Producer/Writer of Without Wax, a docudrama on artist/activist Roberto Lugo

Producer of commercial spot for Pioneer Rayz headphones

Producer, Screenwriter, and Lead Actor for Feature Film Plain Fiction, now in festival submissions

Associate Producer, Translator (Chinese to English), Researcher, and Contributing Camera Operator for Denise Ho: Becoming the Song (Director Sue Williams, Executive Producer Helen Siu)
Chinese-to-English Translator for Yi Xi (China's equivalent of TED Talk), 2016 - 2018


Sixth Tone Fellowship (2020): Received competitive visual arts fellowship from Sixth Tone in association with Fudan University to conduct fieldwork in rural Yunnan (upcoming)

Chipstone Foundation Documentary Grant (2019): Wrote and received grant to finance short-form documentary Roberto Lugo: Soil + Site, on ceramics artist Roberto Lugo's Summer 2018 residency and workshops at Artspace New Haven (2018)

Nextpix/Firstpix Filmmaker Grant (2018): Received competitive grant to support the production of feature film Plain Fiction (2016 - 2018)

Panavision New Filmmakers Grant (2018): Received filmmaking equipment grant for the production of feature film Plain Fiction (2016 - 2018)

Tristan Perlroth Prize for Summer Travel & Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship (2016): Worked with Hani Painter, Designer, and Sculptor Shuosan (阿卡然说三) on the Construction, Exhibition Design, and Exhibition Translation of his cultural center in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan; Taught an English Language Intensive as a Live-in Instructor at Chuxiong Experimental High School in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Region, Yunnan Province

Richard U. Light Fellowship (2015): Advanced Studies in Mandarin Chinese at Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan Province, PRC; Studies in Yunnan Province Current Affairs, including AIDS Epidemic and Drug Trade; Independent Research and Interviews on Ethnic Minority Visual and Performing Arts in Yunnan Province