Hello. I’m a journalist who specializes in writing about business and technology. I’ve worked as a staff writer and editor at Businessweek, Forbes, and MIT Technology Review, and written a book, The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry, which The New Press published in September 2014. (For more on my book, which analyzes the socioeconomic impact of smartphones, please see here and here.)
Currently, I’m freelancing while working on my next book. My freelance writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, EdSurge, Fast Company, Inc., Money and Reuters, as well as the e-book “Serving Workers in the Gig Economy,” which I co-authored for O’Reilly Media in 2015.
Driven by a keen interest in Asia (I am ethnically Korean), I have lived in Seoul, where I studied and worked for 1.5+ years, and Hong Kong, where I interned at Time Asia. I have also reported from Taiwan, courtesy of a National Press Foundation fellowship, and from mainland China and Japan for my book.
I have a B.A. from Yale, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a M.S. in journalism from Columbia, where I was the recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
In my spare time, I like to hike and cook and eat Korean food. I also volunteer with the Girl Scouts and recently received the Appreciation Pin for my service.
I enjoy doing TV/radio interviews and moderating discussion panels, so please contact me if you’re interested in that.