I'm from Texas. I currently live and work in New York City.

I take photos and I write

In my photography and writing, I have always searched for and explored the moments that make us intensely human, and therefore inherently vulnerable.

Most of all, I believe in adventure, observation, and all forms of expression via movement, words, and art. Also, I like eating chocolate, attempting new forms of dance, making up puns, and asking questions. Sometimes all simultaneously. 

Want to work on a project together? I'd love to hear about it.


I work at TED! My professional qualifications live on LinkedIn

I love to travel. Hence, rose in midair, the blog where the majority of my musings live. 

I keep an informal image diary of chasing adventure within the everyday world. 

I occasionally post photography on rosekuo.org | Flickr | Tumblr | Instagram.

I make note of hilarious or touching things on Twitter.

I teach Argentine tango.

I write about food and other indulgences on Yelp.

I collect wildly sprawling and eclectic music playlists on Spotify.

As mentioned above, I write (very occasional) tiny letters about life and love. I love to receive letters and messages ― send one by using the form below.



I am passionate about creative ways of using technology to spark human connection. 

I speak three languages (English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese).

I worked in strategic corporate consulting for 6 years. I specialized in process design and systems implementation, including all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 

But I had stopped writing, taking photos, and feeling engaged on the internet. I needed a new direction.

In 2014, I moved to NYC, quit my tech consulting job, and joined a mobile app startup. 

Now, I am proud to be working with the TED technology team. I also offer to make up puns and edit grammar for startup companies who might need these kinds of services. I spend a lot of my time thinking about location-independent/remote work and distributed teams.

If you want to chat about working together, drop me a line using the contact form below.