Chi-an is currently a Local Editor with Patch, an online platform focusing on community news. She was the founding editor of Libertyville Patch and also served as the editor for Wilmette and Winnetka Patch. At Patch she enjoys producing news for communities and having the opportunity to hear and share people’s stories.
A 2008 graduate of Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, she focused on sharing content via online social platforms during her graduate studies. She helped launch atyourlibrary.org, a website to raise public awareness of libraries for the American Library Association and has served as editor of the site as well as Discovery, an internal magazine for board members, staff and volunteers of YMCA of USA. Her works have appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Daily Herald, Northwest Indiana Times, Chicago Journal and Taiwan Headlines, a government news website.
Having spent her life living in Taiwan, England, Japan and now America, she loves traveling and appreciates technological advancements that help her stay in touch with the people she loves around the world.