Feini is NAMA’s Media Coordinator, working on press and media strategy.
They live on ancestral Lenni Lenape land known as Philadelphia, where they’re a fishmonger with Fishadelphia, a community supported fishery focused on equity, inclusion, and youth empowerment.
Feini grew up in New Jersey and Philadelphia, in a Chinese immigrant household that ate fish every week, usually steamed whole with soy sauce and lots of aromatics. Their extended family practices small-scale and subsistence vegetable and fish farming in rural China. After they left home, Feini practiced cooking seafood as a way to recreate family dishes and connect more deeply with their heritage.
Feini’s background is in journalism and community organizing, focused on the intersection of science, health, environment, and social justice. Previously, they worked as a reporter for The New York Times and Philly’s NPR station, organized around mental health and harm reduction, and taught art and journalism to youth. In their free time, they like to read, cook, play outdoors, dance, make art, and recreationally fish along the Jersey shore! You can learn more about Feini.