I was born in L.A., a hapa son to a mother from Manila. In 2006, I moved to New York City, where I cut my teeth as a writer covering the restaurant scene. I went on to report on local news, politics, the arts, fashion, pop culture, health, science, technology … pretty much everything, basically.

After nearly a decade in (mostly) Brooklyn, I moved back to California. Currently, I'm an assistant editor at Mashable in Los Angeles. I have written for NBC News, GQ, TIME, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, VICE, The Week, The Village Voice and many other reputable and not-so-reputable publications. 

I received my undergraduate degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California, where I spent many hours in the offices of the Daily Trojan.