How to volunteer to teach North Korean refugees

A thousand questions raced through my mind once I realized where she was from. I’ve been teaching English for a long time and I’ve met people from every part of the world. But I had never met a North Korean before. Hardly anyone has.”

For this piece I wrote for Korvia Consulting, I explained how I got started tutoring North Korean refugees while I was teaching English in South Korea.

An Xu: Artist profile

An’s artwork reflects her unique perspective of life in the city. Vibrant colors draw out the primal passion each of us hides just beneath the surface. Strong brushstrokes through the digital paint give her work the impression of a sight seen through rain, or perhaps the last backwards glance at a memory before it flows away and out of reach.

An Xu is an emerging artist, painting in an emerging medium. I wanted to craft an “About Me” page for her that expressed through words what her art expresses through color. We interviewed twice, I took the time to learn about her art, and we worked together to create the piece she needed.

Learn Software Engineering Levels to Advance Your Career

Software engineering levels are the road map that gets you to your career destination.

This in-depth piece uses heavy research to help entry-level programmers navigate the often confusing world of software engineering levels.

COVID-19: A Guide for Hoteliers

“The hotel industry is particularly affected anytime a new virus breaks out, so this article aims to collect useful information for hoteliers into one convenient place.”

It’s early 2020 and travel has nearly shut down due to the new coronavirus spreading across the world. Hotel managers are desperate for good information. I combined my experience as a journalist and a copywriter to put together this blog post for Akia Log, a guest relations AI tool for hotels.