Annette Choi

Annette Choi

Class of 2020

I am a visual journalist based in California. I’m studying data visualization and science journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. My pieces have been published by Vox and PBS Nova Next.

EDUCATION

  • UC Berkeley
    M.J. Graduate School of Journalism, New Media Track
    -Graduate student instructor, Media Studies

  • Emerson College
    B.S. Communication Studies, Minor in Writing
    -Completed degree in three years
    -Magna cum laude

  • New York University
    -Summer study abroad program with the College of Arts and Science

EMPLOYERS

  • Freelance Reporter
    -Pitch, research, and report technology and science features for PBS NOVA Next and Vox, including “The Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis” and “Solar Eclipse 2017”
    -Write human interest news articles for local outlets, like Mission Local and Berkeleyside
    -Film, edit, narrate, and publish video content to supplement

  • Early Morning News Intern at
    ABC7 News
    -Fact checked and researched stories for early morning news broadcasts
    -Worked assignment desk and conducted beat checks
    -Helped plan news sequences

  • Student Reporting Labs Media Mentor at PBS Newshour
    -Provided high school students with filming, script-writing, and video-editing guidance
    -Collaborated with teachers, students, and community members to produce in-depth videos about local issues

  • Digital Editorial Intern at PBS NOVA Next
    -Researched, reported, and interviewed scientists for daily news stories and breaking news articles
    -Pitched and wrote in-depth features, including “Simple Physics Solutions to Storing Renewable Energy”

  • Health Editor at Atlas Magazine
    -Wrote monthly features focusing on fitness, bodily well-being, and nutrition
    -Pitched article ideas for staff writers and copyedited piece for the health section

AWARDS & HONORS

  • August 2018 | Berkeley, CA
    UC Berkeley Master’s Fellowship

  • August 2018 | Berkeley, CA
    Dean’s Merit Scholarship

  • April 2018 | Berkeley, CA
    Jonathan Rodgers Fellow

  • November 2016 | Boston, MA
    2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit Scholarship

  • August 2014 | Boston, MA
    Elma Lewis Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • The Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/the-nightmare-of-sleep-paralysis/

  • Solar eclipse 2017: how the solar power industry is prepping for a huge blip: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/9/16089636/solar-eclipse-2017-solar-energy

  • Simple Physics Solution to Storing Renewable Energy: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/storing-renewable-energy/

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Asian American Journalists Association

  • National Association of Science Writers

  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Equity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Data journalism, Narrative Writing, New Media, Online Media Outlets, Science Journalism