I am a New york-based science and technology writeR.

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I'm a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, where I cover artificial intelligence, algorithms, facial recognition and, more generally, tech's enormous hidden and insidious effects on people and communities. Previously, I was a staff writer at WIRED.

In 2019 I won a Livingston Award in the international reporting category for my piece, “How Duterte Used Facebook To Fuel the Philippine Drug War.” I also won a 2019 Mirror Award in the special topic category, Best Story on Journalists or Journalism in Peril, for the same feature.

I’ve spoken publicly about my work at Oxford University during the Blavatnik School of Government’s “Challenges of Government” 2018 Conference, and at the University of Florida, where I was the Science Journalist in Residence for Spring 2019.

I studied science writing at Columbia University, and grew up in Manila, Philippines. Today I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my two cats (Laser Beam and Vivienne).

Feel free to browse my site for a selection of some of my recent work.