Awards and Appearances


  • The Scot Haller Prize recognizes the most outstanding stories published by the Yale Daily News every year. My story about Yale’s leave and withdrawal policy received 2nd place in 2022.
  • AAJA Voices selects a cohort of young Asian journalists each year for an intensive summer training program. I was selected for the audio cohort, and I presented my project at AAJA 2022. The story was about accentism/discrimination faced by non-Western teachers of English in Asia.


If you’d like to interview me about my work, please get in touch! You can shoot me a message through this contact form or write to contact [at] dearyall [dot] net

Serena elsewhere

  • Merriam-Webster dictionary has a sentence from my NYT article as a sample sentence!