I am an artist, art director, designer, illustrator, and journalist.

I currently split my time between Factal, a breaking news technology company, and Foreign Policy Magazine, the global magazine of news and ideas. My work takes on different areas of the newsroom including Editorial, Product, and Marketing but consistently deals with the engagement and ethos of audiences to visual storytelling. I also co-edit a newsletter called Two Basins, which is currently collecting recipes and oral stories from diaspora members of China's northwest desert province, referred to as Xinjiang. If you know someone interested in contributing, please get in touch from one of the ways below!

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020 with a BFA in Visual Art, a minor in Media Design, and a retired NCAA Cross Country and Track career. That Fall I worked at Foreign Affairs Magazine at the Council on Foreign Relations.

I am a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), News Product Alliance, and Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Journalism. Here’s my resume to break things down. 

Get in touch:   ︎  ︎  ︎  ︎  selinal@alumni.cmu.edu

Words by me, clips of me, & exhibitions with me: 

“After Atlanta,” Tracksmith Journal, March 2021

Multiple Works, Yanjiao Biennale “Virtual Technology and the Private Sphere,” January 2021

Basement Terminal, Flat Journal Issue 2.0: HALT, November 2020

“Stamp art exhibit tackles anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 crisis,” The Diamond Back, September 2020

Multiple Works, Stamp Gallery “Not Your Model Minority,” September 2020

“CMU BFA 2020: No Tutorial,” Shanghai Future Lab, June 2020

“Senior Exhibition ‘No Tutorial’ Makes Up Its Own Rules,” CMU News, May 2020

Basement Terminal, Miller ICA “No Tutorial,” May 2020