I'm a senior at Chapman University studying Political Science and Broadcast Journalism, and am working towards a career in political journalism. I have worked for MSNBC, NBC Los Angeles, CBS Evening News, POLITICO, CalMatters, and A Starting Point. I have previously led my campus news outlets as Managing Editor of  The Panther Newspaper, and as a Politics Reporter for our live newscast, Chapman News.  I was recently awarded the 2023 White House Correspondents' Association and Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship. 

My Work

What is Section 702? Congress is debating the controversial surveillance power

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration faces an uphill battle to reauthorize a key surveillance tool, known as Section 702, before it expires at the end of the year as members of both parties of Congress push for big changes.

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, allows the government to conduct targeted surveillance of foreign nationals living outside the U.S. without needing to obtain a warrant. It has become increasingly controversial over the years.

As recently

Dianne Feinstein's Hospitalization Raises Concerns Over Senate's Democratic Majority

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s hospitalization this week is raising concerns among some on Capitol Hill over the future of the Senate’s Democratic majority.

Feinstein, 89, confirmed this week that she is hospitalized in San Francisco with shingles, after missing multiple votes in the Senate this week.

Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body, and although it’s rarely life-threatening, the chance of getting shingles becomes much greater by the age of 70.

“I have bee

California Tech Industry Faces Constitutional Challenge Over Protecting Children Online

From Sacramento to the nation’s capital, courts and legislators are deciding how to balance the right to freedom of speech with real-world harm.

AB 2273, authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) and former Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) was signed into law last year and aimed to compel platforms to design their products with protection for kids in mind. However, NetChoice, a tech industry group filed an injunction to block the law claiming that it's a “heavy-handed”

LA County Sheriff Department Creates New Office to Eradicate Deputy Gangs and Misconduct

Faced with lawsuits, costly settlements and the continued existence of “deputy gangs” Wednesday LA County’s new sheriff unveiled the departments first "Office of Constitutional Policing."

“I want to make sure everybody understands that this is a challenge that this department has faced for decades,” Sheriff Robert Luna said. “It's not going to be solved overnight. It's going to take a lot of work.”

This new office will be tasked with helping to eradicate all deputy gangs from the department, i

California Senate Race About to Grow

Bay Area Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a 12-term House incumbent, has a response for rivals arguing that she is a part of the status quo in Washington: experience matters.

“There are many issues that I've been involved in over the years, based on my experiences that I know that I can bring to the Senate that no other candidate has had because I'm a Black woman — a woman of color — who’s had unique experiences that the Senate is lacking,” Lee said in an interview with NBCLA.

A top competitor in th

Rep. Katie Porter Says Governor Should Keep Promise to Choose Black Woman to Fill Feinstein's Seat

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) says Governor Gavin Newsom should uphold his promise to choose a Black woman to take Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, if the 89-year-old Senator doesn’t finish her term in office.

“The Governor has made that commitment publicly to the people of California, and I think elected officials should keep their promises,” Porter said in an interview on NBC4’s News Conference program Sunday.

Porter, who is an announced candidate for Feinstein’s post, appeared to endorse the Go

Deadline Nears for Plan on Colorado River Water Usage

Facing a looming deadline, seven Western states that have relied on the Colorado River’s water supply for decades have failed to provide a plan to collectively cut water usage from the ailing waterway. As a result, the Department of Interior may impose major restrictions of its own which states have been trying to avoid.

The Colorado River provides water 40 million Americans annually but is currently in a 23-year megadrought with water levels at historic lows.

The U.S. Interior Department has

Rep. Adam Schiff Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat

Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff, who has gained national attention as a foil of former President Donald Trump, announced Thursday that he is running for the U.S. Senate.

In a video posted on social media, Schiff highlighted his high-profile investigations of the Trump White House. He served as the lead House prosecutor in the 45th president’s first impeachment trial.

“I wish I could say the threat of MAGA extremists is over,” Schiff said in the video. “It is not. Today’s Republican Party is gu

Why It Took 5 Hours for Authorities to Alert the Public About Monterey Park Gunman

In the wake of the Monterey Park mass shooting that left 11 people dead, authorities have been scrutinized as to why it took five hours to alert the public that the shooter was on the loose.

When asked for an explanation regarding the delay, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said that his department was “strategic” in their handling of releasing information but that he would review what occurred. He indicated the delay was not an accident, but on purpose.

“When we started putting out publ

Vice President Harris Visits Monterey Park Victims' Families, Urges Congress to Act

Vice President Kamala Harris urged Congress to act after visiting the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park to honor the victims of a mass shooting that killed 11 people and injured nine others.

Her visit follows three mass shootings that took place over the course of just a few days in her home state.

Harris laid flowers at the memorial in commemoration of the victims.

"Tragically we keep saying the same things," Harris said. "Congress must act. Should they? Yes. Can they? Yes."

She also met w

VP Kamala Harris Calls for Drought Resistance Measures During LA Trip

Vice President Kamala Harris visited the San Fernando Valley Friday to highlight the Biden administration’s work to increase drought and flood resistance.

She stopped in Sun Valley, where she touched down at a facility owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power called the Tujunga Spreading Grounds. The facility captures runoff that would otherwise flow into the ocean, and it can provide water for up to 64,000 homes annually, according to the DWP.

“This plant and this facility is do

President Biden Visits California's Central Coast in Tour of Storm-Damaged Areas

President Joe Biden visited a seaside town on the Central California coast Thursday when he toured areas damaged by a series of powerful winter storms in California.

The January storms have left at least 20 dead and caused destruction, including flooding and mudslides, in 41 of the state’s 58 counties.

“The country is here for you and with you,” Biden said after touring the damage at the Capitola pier. “We are not leaving until things are built back and built back better than they were before.

My CBS News Story: Program helps foster kids achieve college dreams

I pitched and fully produced this story highlighting foster youth. It aired as a part of CBS Evening News' "Eye on America Series". I pre-interviewed sources, booked 4 shoots, coordinated with crew, helped with scriptwriting, assembled interview questions, and assisted with edit.

First Star Academy, a privately funded program on 15 college campuses, is teaching life skills to foster care kids in high school and helping them make it to college.
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Notable Accomplishments

  • 2023 White House Correspondents' Association and Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship Winner
  • 2022 South Asian Journalist Association Student Scholarship Winner.
  • Recognized by the City of Diamond Bar as a "Making a Difference" Honoree.
  • Won the 2023 Sinclair Broadcast Group Diversity Scholarship.
  • Pitched and fully produced my own story that aired on CBS Evening News.
  • Awarded 2 "Best of Show" individual awards for best "Social Justice Reporting" and "COVID-19 Reporting" (out of pool of over 9,000 contestants) during the 2021 Associated Collegiate Press Awards
  • 2021 South Asian Journalist Association Student Journalism Award Finalist 
  • 2021 Financial Times US News School Graduate 
  • 2020 Chapman University Dean's Merit Scholarship Recipient. 

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."

Ida B. Wells