Katherine O’Chee is a Sydney-based writer, freelance journalist and video producer. Her work has appeared on Australian media platforms including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, SBS News, The QUO and Hanho Korean Daily, and internationally in the Bangkok Post and Social Space Magazine.
Katherine is a recent Media and Communications graduate and Faculty Scholar from the University of Sydney. While completing her Bachelors degree, she wrote for student publications Honi Soit and Pulp Media. She was awarded a University Academic Merit Prize three years in a row, and received the Australian Federation of Graduate Women New South Wales Prize for achieving top scores in essay writing.
Katherine’s love for journalism and storytelling also took her overseas. In 2018, Katherine was granted the Australia-ASEAN Council’s international journalism fellowship and worked as a reporter at the Bangkok Post. Soon after, she received a media scholarship to visit South Korea.
At university, Katherine’s documentary-making skills earned her an Anne Dunn Prize for Outstanding Performance in Video Production. Since then, she has produced social videos for SBS News, including one which reached over 3 million views on Facebook, and worked as a video producer for the Australian Academy of Science and Bohdee Media.
Driven by her passion for social justice issues, Katherine volunteered and worked as a communications manager for an environmental non-profit organisation for over two years. She also wrote articles exposing the challenges around mental health faced by Chinese-Australians and freelanced as a multimedia content producer for World Mental Health Day in 2018.
Katherine is a native English speaker and fluent in Mandarin. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, filmmaking, writing poetry, playing the piano, and learning new languages.