Chin Tung Tan

Chin Tung Tan recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a journalism degree. She enjoys keeping community members informed of the latest news. She was a news reporter for The Daily Nebraskan, the college student newspaper, and Nebraska News Service, a student-run news wire service. Her story about little free pantries in Lincoln was picked up and published on the front page of Norfolk Daily News. 

Writing and reading have always been her passions. When she was an editorial intern for Prairie Schooner, a literary magazine in Nebraska, she evaluated incoming literary submissions and wrote a constructive review for each of those entries. To strengthen her writing skills, she interned as a copywriter at Jacht, a local advertising agency, where she produced brochures, creative guides and video scripts for real-world clients.

Over the summer, Chin Tung traveled to Utah and Oklahoma to investigate the topic of police reform as a Buffett Foundation Fellow at Carnegie-Knight News21, based in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Under the guidance of Emmy-winning editors and help from her peers, she was able to put together a long-form story documenting how the police’s response to mental health is perceived nationwide. 

As a dessert enthusiast, Chin Tung is making it her mission to try all the ice cream and boba tea shops in Salt Lake City. In her spare time, she likes to rewatch sitcoms and true crime documentaries, especially those created by Ryan and Shane from Buzzfeed Unsolved. She dearly misses her hometown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and yearns for a hot bowl of Pan Mee.

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