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.

At present, I serve as Project Manager of Digital Marketing at the Cal Alumni Association. Before this role, I worked as a Content Writer at Trancos, Inc., where I produced daily articles about food, fitness, and health. I also freelance for Confetti Kitchen, a food start-up encouraging millennials to return to the kitchen.

I earned my B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and also completed a Music minor. At Cal, I took several creative writing courses and in 2015, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of an online food publication called Spoon University at Berkeley. During my senior year, I wrote an Honors Thesis titled “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.”

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

Most nights, I’ll be sat in front of my computer writing short stories or blog posts, but on the off chance I’m not there, you’re likely to find me Latin dancing somewhere in the Bay Area.

Photos by Luna Zhang