Me About My interest in documentation has been with me for as long as I can remember. Growing up with an Irish-Scottish-Texan mother and a father who was born in China, raised in the Philippines, and emigrated to the US for grad school, I was always curious about cultures and the ideas of identity and home. As for my own identity, I always checked the ‘other’ box on those questionnaires in school. Studying political science at UC Berkeley, I made my way to Paris during junior year. Various adventures around the continent ensued — that time abroad whet my appetite for exploring more of the world. I moved to Beijing twice, spending three years teaching and writing, fascinated by the enormous cultural, societal, and economic changes that were taking place. I returned to academia for further study, pursuing a Master of International Affairs in NYC at Columbia. In 2007 I round-tripped back to Hong Kong, where I lived for 14 years working in banking and finance. I left banking, but it provided invaluable experience and the beginnings of insight into how the worlds of economics, politics, and finance work and intersect. Economics could be said to be the study of humanity through the lens of the financial world. I have now come full circle and am using my life experiences as I begin a third career in the still and moving image. I’m still exploring.