Fiona Teng 鄧穎恆 is a Hong Kong-born, Bay Area-made, and New York City-based communications professional and writer. She has over 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and storytelling spanning the non-profit, private, and public sectors. Her professional highlights include a Zipcar campaign video with over 274,000 views, a widely-used physics curriculum for middle schoolers, and the first-ever fully designed annual report for an NYC-based nonprofit.
Fiona's non-fiction writing has been accepted into Voices of Our Nation's Art (VONA), and published in Huffington Post, RESIST Media, 500 Pens, On She Goes, and Philadelphia Printworks Zine. Her favorite pieces include this piece on the Afro-Asian solidarity, a reflection on decolonizing her name (her Chinese name 鄧穎恆 is pronounced 'Dung Wing Hung' in Cantonese), and a story of one woman's mission to bring Indian arts to New York City.
Fiona's approach to poignant, succinct, and engaging storytelling is motivated by both her knack for spotting unique perspectives and connecting with the reader. Whether she's writing about her own story or someone else's, Fiona's ability to engage with her readers personally creates an emotionally and intellectually compelling experience.
When she's not drumming with her all-women Afro-Brazilian band, she's thinking about liberation politics, reading fierce writers of color, or wandering the globe while rocking her "Immigrant" t-shirt. Oh, and she will readily defend the Oxford comma.