Devon is a creative consultant in storytelling, content strategy and community building.
For nearly a decade, Devon has shared stories as a media producer, marketer, and communications specialist working across grassroots non-profits to multinational media agencies. Through the lens of empathy, she is inspired by the power of storytelling for community-building and thrives on working alongside values-based organizations with a mission for social change.
She draws from international experiences in digital, news and television production: In the Philippines, she produced stories as a video journalist with Rappler under the leadership of renowned journalist Maria Ressa. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, she joined UN-Habitat to develop a post-disaster communications strategy and captured stories from the field of recovery and resilience. As a television producer in Singapore, Devon developed pitches, wrote, and produced regionally-televised documentary programs for major networks including National Geographic and Channel NewsAsia. The first television program she produced and directed (Singapore’s Finest) won ‘Best Sports Programme’ at the 2015 Asian Television Awards.
In her hometown of Vancouver, she has consulted on media projects for the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration, and helmed the video production department of the David Suzuki Foundation.
She is a Princeton-in-Asia fellow, a member of the Canadian and American Journalists Associations, on the advisory group of the first Chinese-Canadian Museum, and a board member of the Laurier Institution.
In her spare time, she enjoys interviewing filmmakers at the Vancouver International Film Festival, mentoring university students, and traveling off the beaten path.