CV

Education


2009 - 2015

Ghent University
China Studies
BA and MA
Cum Laude

Elective Courses
Development in the Global South
Political Economy
 
Study Abroad
Liaoning University  辽宁大学, China

Jan 2014

BTC Belgian Development Agency
Training Programme

Online Courses

April 2017

World Bank Group
Financing for Development

Sept 2016

Poynter Institute & American Copy Editors Society
Editing

Sept 2016

The Knight Center
News Design

June 2016

City University of New York
Entrepreneurial Journalism

Experience


 

Freelance

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June 2015 - Present

During my years in Hong Kong, I covered the ongoing political unrest for several Belgian media outlets. I also wrote on current affairs in China, and on Hong Kong - China relations. I currently live in London, where I conduct research into plastic marine debris, and how China deals with this problem. My photographs appeared in various online and printed magazines, including The Economist.


Research Director

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April 2017 - Present

Sustainable Asia produces audio content on leading environmental issues in Asia. We are currently working with Chinadialogue.net to produce an audio documentary on
plastic waste in the oceans.

 

Managing Editor

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April 2016 - April 2017

At Third Culture I was responsible for content management. I decided the tone and direction of the magazine, wrote and edited stories, and maintained a clear lay-out.
Through this work, I improved my editing and writing skills;
I became and adept user of Wordpress; I also gained an understanding of content marketing on social media, and SEO.


Languages

(CEFR)

Dutch
(C2)

English
(C2)

French
(C1)

Mandarin Chinese
(B1)

Spanish
(A1)

German
(A1)


Skills

Communication

Trained public speaker

UGENTMUN
MID Belgium

Guest lecturer

City University of Hong Kong

Press release writer

IT

Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Google Services,...

Achievements

Model United Nations

Delegate on university level

2014 Harvard World MUN 

2013 Oxford International MUN

2013 Geneva International MUN

Chinese Bridge

Chinese Language

Proficiency

Competition

National Finals

 

2013 Third Place

2012 Fourth Place


Voluntary Work

March 2015 - Present

Aukas 

Advisor for  Belgian NGO Aukas, funding education for Cambodian children

OCT 2014 - April 2015

Morning Tears

Event organiser for this Hong Kong NGO, helping children of Chinese prisoners

Nov 2012 - June 2014

United Nations Association Youth

Event organiser, promoting the work of the UN to Ghent University students

Oct 2013 - May 2014

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum

Co-organiser of a cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Belgium

Sept 2012 - June 2014

Oriental and African Studies Union

Board member of my university department students' union

Sept 2010 - Feb 2012

Wegwijzer Travel Fair

Head supervisor of youth exhibitors at Bruges' largest annual travel fair 

Sept 2010 - March 2011

Cinema Novo Film Festival

Chairman of the OffScreen group, organising activities during the festival


For a more detailed CV or any questions, do not hesitate to contact me here