Tina Villareal

Teaching Assistant

Tina joined the faculty ofJournalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong in 2019. She currently teaches editing and writing skills, focusing on hard news reporting as well as features. She has also been involved in producing video documentaries. Tina represents the new generation of local journalists–born and brought up in the SAR, very aware of both national and international media perspectives, full of energy and not afraid to ask challenging questions.

As a third-generation journalist–her grandfather and aunt were copy editors for both The Standard and South China Morning Post–Tina was an editor and reporter at The Standard. Besides working in the newsroom, she specialized in the hospitality sector. This included liaising with the PR and Marketing executives of the newspaper’s clients.

Tina graduated with honours from City University of Hong Kong earning a BA in English (Creative Writing). She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Filipino.

In her spare time, she volunteers as a mentor to local ethnic minority students, focusing on uplifting the young women in the community she holds dear to her heart as a Filipino-Hongkonger.