Graduating with a Psychology degree from the University of British Columbia, Hannah is the Assistant Editor at Hive Life. Inspired by her Canadian and Hong Kong roots Hannah is passionate about writing across all genres, with an emphasis on people-focused pieces. In her free time you can find her at the beach- writing and reading dystopian, her latest obsession.
Introverted by nature, HKU alum Arran (pronounced Aaron) divvies up his time between levelling up his 'hero' for the nth time and pursuing a career in Journalism and Media. He’s reported on the rise of cryptocurrency in e-sports, the implementation of smart tech in Taiwan, and the diversification of Tokyo’s workforce.
A current junior at Purdue University majoring in Health Communications, Bernice combines her love for science with writing. Fascinated with the growing healthcare industry, Bernice’s articles mainly focus on the latest trends of HealthTech, medicine, and building a healthy lifestyle. Besides writing for Hive Life, you can catch her brushing up her medical knowledge with the latest episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.
Halfway through a Journalism major at NYU, Brian abandoned an early love for writing short stories in favour of something that seems slightly more feasible – reporting on the newest innovations in medicine, sports, and technology. When he isn’t furiously tapping away at his keyboard, he’s usually stressing over his fantasy football lineup or embarrassing his friends in Mario Kart.
Having devoted his years in London as a reviewer for his university magazine Savage, and writing "experience" pieces for The Tab, ex-UCLer Calvin now splits his time between his law degree at the University of Bristol and writing feature articles for Hive Life. When he’s not spouting JSTOR quotes in his sleep or brushing up on some good ol’ land law, he enjoys catching the latest releases at the cinema.
After spending two years at Wavemaker specialising in media, content, and technology across 90 markets, Carissa decided to turn her blogging side gig into an objective career. Now a writer at Hive Life, you’ll find her writing up feature articles on political correctness, intellectual conformity, and how to break the gender ceiling. In her downtime, she enjoys burying her head in a novel and looking up film releases on Criterion Collection.
A recent CUHK graduate, Caroline began writing when her mother offered a dollar for every story she wrote; what began as a get-rich-quick scheme quickly became one of her greatest passions in life. Primarily focused on racial issues, the LGBTQ+ community and women’s rights, Caroline now devotes her time to writing as much as possible, accumulating years of thoughts and ideas into dozens of journals, blogs and stacks of loose-leaf paper.
Cheyelene impulsively decided to end her teaching stint in favour of the career she’d first romanticised in high school. As a Communications and Media graduate from the University of Wollongong, she also has a passion for books that make her seem interesting - from Plath to Chomsky (told you) - and a treatable (for the most part) addiction to Netflix.
As a CUHK grad, Christy prides herself in uncovering confounding and almost always bizarre stories. She's reported on Asia’s largest tech conference RISE and Alibaba’s Jumpstarter startup conference. She spends her free time hiking across Hong Kong, rummaging through thrift stores, and planning her next trip overseas.
An ex-biochemist at Imperial and UCL graduate, Claudia strives to bring the laboratory to life through writing. Now a Hive Life writer, she enjoys dabbling in the unexplored spaces between the arts and sciences, intrigued by the relationship between human agency and the impacts of technology on us.
A Designer-Maker by trade, Dan has recently swapped his tools out for a pen at Hive Life to share his love for everything craft, design and tech. Previously a writing mentor at Plymouth University, words are not unfamiliar territory to him. Away from the office, you're likely to find him in an Asian hole-in-the-wall, catching up on nine years' worth of delicious oriental food.
Ellie is a UCL literature grad. Inveterately curious about everything, she loves to uncover the new trends silently shifting our world. To nose out an angle for a culture feature or an analysis of changing market direction, to connect the particular to the big picture is what makes her happiest.
Just a year away from finishing her Law degree at King’s College London, Hanyan has swapped out court hearings and vacation schemes for writing at Hive Life. A firm believer that diamonds are made under pressure, you’ll find Hanyan in sudden spurts of productivity, reporting on all things food, business, and lifestyle.
An English and History major at the University of Hong Kong, Jisu has read and analysed thousands of scholarly and ancient texts. His interest in global politics and sociopolitical controversies drives his passion for journalism and media. In his free time, you can find him playing either football or softball with his friends.
A Hongkonger born and bred, and a junior at CUHK studying English and journalism, James has a passion for the stories that local art and literature have to tell. As a Hive Life writer, he keeps a critical eye on all things tech, cryptocurrency, and environmental conservation. When he's not trying to make sense of his own writing, you can find him mindlessly scrolling Twitter, playing narrative-based video games, or hoarding PDFs on Absurdism and Anarchism that he swears he'll eventually get to reading.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Jeanie has previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tai Kwun, Hong Kong’s Centre for Heritage and Arts. With an avid passion for all things culture, she’s covered features on fusion cuisine as well as the cultural differences around mental illness in Japan.
A business graduate from HKU, Meghana started writing when she realised she was wasting her youth cramming financial theories and economic principles. When she's not covering controversial technologies such as facial recognition software or initiating conversations on social inequality and political happenings, you’ll probably find her being a Netflix-bingeing homebody (thanks, COVID-19!).
A penultimate-year Politics and Sociology student at the University of Warwick, Myra has spent the past year writing for her campus newspaper The Boar and being a student interviewer for The Times. When she’s not working to condense her rambles into intelligible articles, you’ll most likely find her making her way through her never-ending list of restaurants to try out or cooking up a storm at home.
Having spent the last three years reading literature at King’s College London, Natalie was restless for something new. As an advocate for diversity in dialogue, she believes in starting conversations about the complexities of race, gender, and social order in current political affairs. When she’s not writing for Hive Life, you can find her scrolling endlessly through Wikipedia or making surrealist art.
A Psychology and Criminology Major at HKU, Nicole puts her love for food and travel to good use, writing guides on everything from Taipei’s hidden street food spots to Melbourne’s best vegetarian and vegan spots. With a knack for discovering the remarkable places within a city, she’s always got her finger on the pulse.
Hive Life’s resident social media expert, Prasheena first got the writing bug during her stint at CosmoGirl! Indonesia and Indonesia Tatler where she specialised in fashion, art and beauty. Having recently relocated to Hong Kong, Prasheena now splits her time between exploring the city’s diverse food scene and chasing the hottest happenings in fashion.
A recent Politics and International Relations graduate from the University of Warwick, Stephanie has written for TEDxWarwick, LinkedIn and Springwise Intelligence, and worked with global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future. When she’s not scrambling to meet deadlines, you can find her admiring micro-apartments on Pinterest and doting on her elderly rescue dog, Juliet.
A Malaysian-raised Korean, Subin will be graduating from HKU with a marketing degree in 2022. With a passion for the latest global fashion and media trends, Subin loves to deepen her knowledge on trending news through her writing and creations. During her free time, you can find her staying active with sports, and following the NBA season. Her passion for sports initially sparked her interest in creating graphic design posters as a hobby.
As a Media and Communications Major at City University and a Hive Life Writer, Tanya is fascinated by the current state of technology when it comes to Big Data, AI, AR/VR and its potential Black Mirror-like implications. Prior to joining Hive Life, Tanya was busy interviewing extreme athletes and environmentalists for Action Asia, participating in Model UN and managing Speaker Relations for TEDxCityUHK.
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