Jeanette was raised in rural upstate South Carolina and is the daughter of first generation immigrants from Hong Kong. Her upbringing in the South influenced her to study Asian American history while in college and get involved in community organizing for API causes. While in college she chaired two different social justice organizations, Asian American Sisters in Action and Pan Asian Students Association. After completing her degree she ventured into film production and worked for several years as a camera operator.
In her spare time she continues to work in film production, prioritizing projects that uplift women, LGBTQ+ folks, and POC. She also currently teaches the POWgirls workshops as part of the Portland Women’s Film Festival (aka POWfest) helping to educate and empower the next generation of female and non-binary filmmakers.
Gender pronouns: She, her, hers/ They, them, theirs