My name is Talisa.

I’m a many-hats-wearer who has been a reporter, copywriter, UX researcher, screenwriter, and long-time side project enthusiast. At the moment I’m:

  • Co-founder and Community Director at Self Evident, a podcast taking on what it means to be American through Asian America's stories.

  • Pursuing an MFA in Film & TV Writing at Stony Brook University in Manhattan, directed by Alan Kingsberg and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. I’m also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the program.

  • Consulting on UX research and content strategy for tech orgs.

  • Running Last2Weeks, a participatory newsletter designed to help my peers stay politically and civically engaged for the long haul. Join us!

Johannesburg-born and California-raised, I'm usually based in Brooklyn.

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