I’m a host, writer, and producer who knows a thing or two about Tiki bars.
I am the host, writer, creator, and producer of Long Distance, a documentary podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora. Selected out of 6,000 pitches from over 100 countries, Long Distance is an inaugural member of the PRX Google Podcasts creator program and has been featured in The New York Times Podcast Club’s 2019 Picks, Bello Collective’s Outstanding Podcasts of 2018, and Apple Podcasts New and Noteworthy.
I developed, wrote, hosted, and produced Long Distance TV, a short documentary video series based on the podcast produced with National Film Society.
I’ve produced stories for radio and podcasts like a love story about undocumented high school sweethearts reunited 40 years later for KQED’s The California Report; the deep, dark world of Tiki bars for Offshore; and the plight of the Filipino farmworkers who started the historic Delano Grape Strike in 1965 for Long Distance.
I got my start at Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures where I worked on films like The Social Network, Zero Dark Thirty, and Sausage Party and learned about storytelling, development, and the business. Along the way, I made my first podcast F This Weekly and was accepted into the Transom Workshop, Third Coast’s first Radio Residency, and USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism as the Sony Pictures Fellow.
I am based in Los Angeles by way of Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and the San Francisco Bay Area. As a 1.5 generation Filipino American, I’m driven to tell stories about community, culture, and how we find home and our place in the world.
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