They say those who can't, teach. Well, I can and I do. So there.

Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute

Photo Credit: Maddie Buckley

When I was a cherub in 1988, I attended one workshop on magazines. That was all. That was not enough. So in 1994, I came back to the program to teach a week of magazine writing and reporting with a curriculum that grew out of on-the-job, real world experience.

Since then, I've added lessons on magazine publishing, online reporting, writing reviews, writing about fashion, working a press conference and covering sports. Whether I am leading the classroom solo or sharing the floor with my colleagues, I hope what I offer students will serve them well even as platforms change and journalism evolves. 

For more on MNJI and my instructor profile, click here.

Students who have had their trend stories published include:


I joined the Asian American Journalists Association as a student after winning a Washington D.C. chapter scholarship. I attended my first national conference in 1992 and then went on to serve three terms as a New York chapter treasurer and two terms as the national treasurer. Although I graduated from the Executive Leadership Program and got a grounding in management from that experience, the continuing highlight of my membership is serving as a speaker at J Camp, the multicultural high school program.

For more on J Camp, click here.

To see a recap of the fine questions I and Matt Chin came up with for this year's Trivia Bowl, click here.