As a 2021 Report for America fellow, I cover health care with a focus on mental health. As a cancer survivor, I have seen firsthand the complexities of life as a patient in the American health care system, thereby developing an interest in contributing clarity and justice through health journalism. I graduated from Duke University, where I served as senior editor for The Duke Chronicle and wrote extensively about the university's failing student health center. I have no single hometown — I grew up in Canada, Hong Kong, and the suburbs of Detroit. Beach sunsets, fish tacos, and a wonderful internship experience at the Times have brought me to my new home. I'm excited to listen and tell your stories, Tampa Bay.