Fiona Teng 鄧穎恆 (she / her) is a Hong Kong-born, SF Bay Area-made, and NYC-based equity-informed communications strategist, writer, and storyteller. She has over 10 years of experience working cross-departmentally to strategize, manage, and develop stories and content for print and digital media. Her professional highlights include a Zipcar campaign video with over 274,000 views, fully-executed fundraising campaigns that met or exceeded their goals, leading a website accessibility retrofit for the NYU Entrepreneur Institute, while helping them articulate their user journey, and creating clear and organized editorial plans.

As a nonfiction writer, some of her favorite pieces include a reflection on decolonizing her name (her Chinese name 鄧穎恆 is pronounced ‘Dung Wing Hung’ in Cantonese) and what it means to find grounding during Covid-19. She’s also very proud to have been a strong advocate for student loan reform, sharing her experience at a U.S. Senate press conference and on Al Jazeera America

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 creating content from her perspective or someone else’s, Fiona’s ability to engage with her audience personally creates an emotionally and intellectually compelling experience. 

Fiona now serves as a founding member of the Alumni of Color Association at her alma mater, UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, to drive institutional and programmatic refocus with equity at the center. She loves creating content for her new Instagram project The Way Out, thinking about liberation politics, healing justice, and how to be a better plant parent.

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