Legacy bio (May 2018)

Bios are hard, but here’s an overview of my life:

I was born in January of 1999, in Maryland. I don’t remember much about the six years I spent here, but there is evidence (i.e. really old drawings that have miraculously survived) to suggest I enjoyed making paintings or drawings of random patterns and shapes.

After I finished kindergarten, my family and I moved back to Taiwan, where I started dabbling in “photography” and “graphic design in Microsoft Word.” During that time, I was also tipped off to the fascinating world of television broadcast after my class went on a field trip to a TV studio.

Four years came and went, and I found myself whisked off to another new life, this time in Chicago. I started doing more in depth explorations into the world of media production, working with friends to produce (really bad) Lego stop motion videos, live-action shorts and the occasional musical composition.

My actual involvement with anything journalistic didn’t come until sophomore year of high school. I took an introductory journalism class, mainly because I wanted to move on to one of the later courses where I could keep developing my interest in videomaking.

Funnily enough, I didn’t end up doing that. The following year I joined the print arm of the school’s newspaper to work on layout design, and it was during this year where I began to seriously consider pursuing journalism in college.

This May, I finished my first year at the University of Maryland, where I’m studying broadcast journalism in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Over the past few months, I’ve gotten the opportunity to join the creative staff of a campus magazine, write a story for the campus newspaper, and volunteer on the production crew of a student-run TV station.

I’ve also been spending more time developing my hobbies of photography and music production. Through a lot of trial and error (and plenty of Googling), I’ve finished some products that I would never have thought myself capable of producing just a few years ago.

It’s all been super exciting, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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