Hoi Mun Yee
Drake University’ 18, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications in News
- CGPA 3.86/4.00
- President’s List (Fall 2015)
- Dean’s List (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Kosovo 2.0, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
Writing Intern, June 2017- August 2017
- Covered humanitarian stories for independent media organization in the youngest nation of Europe.
- Spent one week at DokuFest 2017, an annual documentary and short film festival covering events and screenings as part of company’s team for exclusive coverage.
- Discovered and wrote about hidden art and youth culture scenes of Prishtina.
Drake Magazine, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Staff Writer, Fall 2015 issue
- Identified, contacted and interviewed professional video game player outside campus to cover story on professional gaming.
- Met intermittent and final deadlines in time for story to be edited.
- Worked closely with an editor, followed instructions and provided own ideas for story.
The Times-Delphic, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Contributing Writer, Fall 2015- Spring 2018
- Covered opinion pieces on various subject matters.
- Covered news and feature stories around campus including the Adult Literacy Center and Drake Executive Education Center programs.
- Refined writing skills through experience and editing.
- Conversation skills learned through discussions with editors and brainstorming sessions.
Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo; Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans, SIT Study Abroad, Belgrade, Serbia
Participant, Spring 2017
- Participating in extensive seminars regarding the breaking-up of Yugoslavia.
- Completed feature story that was published in regional news site Balkan Insight on the injustice faced by the Roma People of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Conducting empirical research on post-war life in two former Yugoslav states and the contested region of Kosovo.
- Conducting journalistic work with help from English language news agencies in the Balkans for feature story.
- Participating in homestay with Serbian family.
Leadership, Awards and Other Positions
- Program coordinator for American Festival 2015 in Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Captain of high school (SMK Taman Connaught) soccer team.
- Scriptwriter for Drake University’s International Students Association event; International Night 2017
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition
- HTML and CS
- Proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
- Conversational in Malay
- Basic communication skills in Serbo-Croatian