Five words/phrases that describe me:  friendly, thoughtful, welcoming, conscientious

Hometown: I was raised in a small town in Connecticut but was born in Southeast China. I am a Chinese adoptee.

Other places I’ve lived: I’ve lived in three cities in California, Connecticut, D.C. and China

I graduated from: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, also known as “SLO” in California. In 2011, Oprah named San Luis Obispo “The Happiest City in America.”

I’ve been doing what I do for: A little more than one year!

Most interesting assignment: for WLNS-TV, creating a tracking map for the state’s 2019 Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases, for the BBC, a radio documentary about Blackface on college campuses.

I have a knack for: making information visually insightful 

I’m passionate about: transnational and transracial adoption issues, educating people about disparities COVID-19 has exacerbated among communities of color and Lord of the Rings.

I can’t stop talking about: delicious food after finishing a meal

When I’m not reporting, I’m:  running, biking, learning Mandarin on DuoLingo, trying a new dessert recipe or working on creative side projects like photography and audio work.

Favorite place in mid-Michigan: I LOVE ice-cream, so I’ve got to say the MSU Dairy Store 

What I love most about mid-Michigan: I love all of the running and biking paths in this area.

Fun fact: I ran a half-marathon in a tutu through DisneyWorld and then lost my friend group at the end of the race. I found them after the DJ playing at the post-race event announced on his set that I was lost and looking for my friends. I was 17.

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Twitter: @meganschellong