Hey, I’m Allyson.

Welcome to my corner of the web. I’m a freelance writer and journalism student based in New York City/Southern California, with skills and experience in print and digital media.

The diverse beats I’ve covered include general assignment and community reporting, breaking news, religion, politics, transportation, health, crime, immigration, arts and culture, food and drink, lifestyle, entertainment, and Asian American issues/events. While my specialty is on the editorial side of things and writing features/profiles, I also shoot photography, conduct interviews and research, and have experience in public relations/marketing, social media management, basic video and audio, blogging, copy-writing and editing.

My bylines have appeared in local and national publications including NBC News, LA Times Community News, The Daily Pilot, the NYCity News Service, Voices of NYAsian JournalLA Weekly, The Press-Enterprise, Mott Haven Herald, New America Media, KCET Food & Living, the Orange County Catholic, Angelus News, DisneyExaminer, and

I have B.A. in English, with an emphasis in writing and a certificate in journalism, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA (c/o 2014), and am currently working towards my M.A. in Journalism (c/o 2018) at the City University of New York. I hope to utilize my skills and experience as a creative writer in an upbeat, collaborative team environment.

Let’s work together! A cover letter and excellent references are available on request. The best way to reach me is by email: