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Melanie is an award-winning New York based visual storyteller. She studied Photojournalism and Chinese (fluent in Cantonese) at Boston University. She is on the Board of Directors for The Humanology Project, a non-profit organization aimed at destigmatizing mental and neurological illness through real life accounts.


She works as a freelance photographer, videographer, and reporter. Her clients include NBC Asian America, Rise Media, Clinton Global Initiative, Dia&CO., Cosmopolitan, New York Partnerships for Parks, Success Academy: New York Charter Schools, Daily Mail, Harvard Gazette, Gothamist, and several smaller publications. She is also a contributor at Apartment Therapy.


She previously interned at Harvard University, at the Massachusetts State House for former Governor Deval Patrick, and was the photo editor for the BU News Service.

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