As both the Editor of Hive Life and a person riddled with Prufrockian levels of anxiety, Beatrix spends an inconceivable amount of time contemplating the past, present and future (tense). Having previously written for the SCMP, Coconuts and TechinAsia, Beatrix now spends her days heading up the content team at The Hive Worldwide and hosting The Experience Series. When she's not abusing interns or feverishly refreshing her inbox for her slightly overdue Hogwarts letter, you can find Beatrix pwning n00bs on COD MW3 to the jubilant tones of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Assistant Editor of Hive Life and a Durham University graduate, Jenora frequently delves into digital marketing strategy, spending her free time eyeballs-deep in technical SEO tutorials on MOZ, customising PHP on Visual Studio Code and refreshing the performance tab in Chrome DevTools. Having written for The Tab, Bizarre Culture and Palatinate, she's also covered Asia's largest tech conference RISE 2019 and hot topics including AI, robo-advice, and China marketing strategies.
Hopelessly introverted by nature, HKU alum Arran (pronounced Aaron) divvies up his time between quietly contemplating the very nature of existence and wasting away in the dark confines of his bedroom as he levels up his 'hero' for the nth time. Pursuing a career in Journalism and Media, he’s reported on the rise of cryptocurrency in ESports, the implementation of smart tech in Taiwan, and the diversification of Tokyo’s workforce.
Having devoted his years in London to masquerading as an ‘artsy’ and ‘cultural’ reviewer for his university magazine, Savage, writing ‘Experience’ pieces for the Tab and dabbling in idle city gossip, ex-UCLer Calvin now splits his time between attaining 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 and going for a swim.
Driven by the looming inevitability of time, Cheyelene impulsively decided to end her teaching stint in favour of the career she’d first romanticised in high school. Ever the self-critic but now a Hive Life writer, she spends most of her hours on the job obsessing over syntax and nitpicking her phraseology. 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.
Infallibly curious and diminutive in stature, Christy prides herself in uncovering confounding and almost always bizarre stories. A CUHK grad, she’s reported on Asia’s largest tech conference RISE and Alibaba’s Jumpstarter startup conference. Not a Game-of-Throne fan (yet!) and certainly not a foodie (a contrarian they say), 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. 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. In her free time, she enjoys scrounging for thrifty eats and trips to anywhere with rocks by the sea (and giraffes).
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, although he often operates in a different time zone to his co-workers, laughing only minutes after a joke has concluded. 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 or battling it out on Summoner’s Rift in League of Legends.
Jeanie is an extroverted-introvert from Hong Kong who loves to talk to people without the small talk. Having previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tai Kwun, Hong Kong’s Centre for Heritage and Arts, she’s pursued her passion for culture in more ways than one, from reading non-fiction books and going to museums to writing feature pieces on fusion cuisine and the cultural differences around mental illness in Japan. She has a hard time committing herself to finish any TV shows or movies – and she’s a fan of spoilers, having skipped four seasons of Game of Thrones just to find out if an infamous blonde kid had met his unfortunate death.
A Psychology and Criminology Major at HKU, Nicole takes a break from learning everything there is to know about the deranged, but ever-fascinating, minds of psychopathic serial killers by putting her love for food and travel to good use. Gifted with a somewhat impressive combination of social anxiety and awkwardness, she’s usually overthinking the smallest social interactions or rewriting the same sentence for the tenth time (yes, including this one). Outside of work, you’ll probably find Nicole on her way to becoming the stereotypically basic, caffeine-addicted VSCO girl.
Hive Life’s resident social media expert (or victim, depending on how you look at it), Prasheena first got the writing bug whilst working at CosmoGirl! Indonesia & Indonesia Tatler where she specialised in fashion, art and beauty (don’t call her basic!). Having recently relocated to Hong Kong, Prasheena now splits her time between being a vegetarian on Mondays & Thursdays and gorging herself on the city’s diverse food scene "in the name of a good restaurant review.” When she’s not exploring her new home, she’s probably overthinking an Instagram caption somewhere.
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. On the weekends, she enjoys the simple things: brewing tea, documenting her travels on 35mm film, oh, and chocolate chip cookies.