Meet Me

Hello, hello! My name is Courtney Cheng, and I…

…am a full-time writer, reader, and baker; as well as a part-time cook, photographer, dancer, and musician.

I currently work as a marketing project manager at the Cal Alumni Association, where I oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing campaigns for 13 different departments. On the UC Berkeley campus, I serve as one of the two education and advocacy co-chairs for the Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA).

Photo by Luna Zhang

I earned my B.A. in English, with a minor in music, from UC Berkeley. At Cal, I took several creative writing courses and in 2015, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of Spoon University at Berkeley, an online food publication. During my senior year, I wrote my honors thesis: “Romanticization and Reality: How Fan Engagement in Three Contemporary Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Speaks to the Strength of Austen’s Legacy.”

On the rare occasions when I’m not writing, you’ll find me behind a book or a camera, or in the kitchen baking Asian fusion desserts or trying the newest recipe from the NY Times Cooking section.

Most nights, after I return from training kickboxing and BJJ at the gym, I’ll be sat in front of my computer writing short stories or blog posts. On the off chance I’m not there, you’re likely to find me Latin dancing somewhere in the Bay Area.