Get to Know the Team Behind The Beat Asia | Content Team

Content Team

The Beat Asia's content team is composed of creative individuals who express their passion for Asia's vibrant cultures through words and visuals. Meet our reporters and contributors.

AUTHORS

Maureen Basa

Jr. Staff Writer

Maureen's love for writing began in the 5th grade, when she discovered inter-school press conferences and that she could express herself better through words. Aside from writing, Maureen finds comfort in drowning herself in K-pop music and content or rewatching her favourite sitcoms: "How I Met Your Mother," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "Friends." In her free time, you'll find her hanging out with her dogs or channeling her inner Marie Kondo.

Ryanne Co

Senior Lifestyle Reporter

She reads, she eats, she sleeps, and repeats. Ryanne is a wannabe capitalist, tea enthusiast, and lifestyle writer. Tell her what you’re up to so she can make an article out about it.

Helen Hernane

Senior Editor

While everyone watched The Devil Wears Prada and despised Meryl Streep's character, Helen realized her dream—to be a writer and magazine editor. It's been a rollercoaster ride since and she wouldn't have it any other way. Beyond work, she serves two demanding cats, plays board games, and travels (following a meticulous spreadsheet almost obsessively, but she swears she's a load of fun).

Danielle Patag

Staff Writer

Danielle is a Journalism graduate who gravitated towards lifestyle news writing. She originally wanted to take up Broadcast Communication but got terrified when she realized she needed to perform in front of the faculty for the interview, so she hopped on the line for the Journalism course instead. Yep, she’s an introvert. Growing up, her passion has always been blogging about fashion and beauty. But recently, she discovered her newfound love for exploring new places and trying new food (which she sometimes writes reviews about through her Instagram stories for fun)!

Hannah Taylor

Managing Editor

Inspired by her Canadian and Hong Kong roots, Hannah is passionate about writing across all fields, with an emphasis on people-focused pieces. A lover of new experiences, you can find her at the latest Instagram-worthy restaurants and bars, or immersed in the local art scene. In her free time, you can find her at the beach- writing or reading her latest obsession. Send her your book recs!

Ciara Valdez

Senior Lifestyle Reporter

When she's not writing, she's probably thinking about food or her next travel itinerary.

CONTRIBUTORS

Anais Causse

Editorial Intern

Anaïs is a little quiet and hard to know but inside her burns a fire. If arguing were a sport, she’d be a world champion already. This French student is a fierce vegetarian and idealist, and she believes journalism is the best tool to uncover truths. Aside from studying, Anaïs loves taking pictures, cooking foreign food, and watching “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Calvin Law

Jr. Staff Writer

Calvin is a true-blue Hong Konger who grew up immersed in the local culture and spent nights playing mahjong. He's passionate about exploring all aspects of Hong Kong, from pop culture and history to fashion and nightlife. Majoring in Communications, he is a skilled storyteller who loves to share his experiences on social media and is always on the lookout for the latest trends and events. After a long day of work, you'll likely spot Calvin in one of the many bars and clubs in Lan Kwai Fong, where he unwinds and meets new people. And when the music starts playing, Calvin's passion for dancing takes over, and he's known to bust a move or two - especially when he's had a few drinks!

Agnes Li

Editorial Intern

For a person with way too many interests, Agnes can chat about food, sports, art, and almost anything except for tech and gaming. Despite her packed outdoors schedule, the best time of her day is binge-watching “How I Met Your Mother” and “Gilmore Girls” under the covers. Majoring in Literature, she could be a nerd when she fangirls about Dickinson and the Bronte sisters. Without her daily dose of iced lemon tea, she could be a bit introvert in the morning.

Joanna Yeung

Editorial Intern

As an English major studying at the University of Hong Kong, Joanna is enthusiastic in writing about things surrounding her. Ranging from popular culture to technology, she is always curious in learning about different topics that pique her interest. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Joanna is fond of exploring the local culture. To her, composing articles is a great way to preserve the local history and culture. Apart from writing, she is also interested in photography, which she considers another form of recording the world she sees.