Jade worked as a journalist and PR practitioner for a decade in her native Australia before relocating to Vietnam in 2010. After graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, she cut her teeth reporting at various regional daily newspapers. She clinched a coveted job writing major breaking news and features stories for Australian Associated Press, and became the news agency’s national tourism reporter. Her writing has featured in a host of publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, The Daily Telegraph and The Canberra Times. Jade returned to her alma mater and studied a Master of Business in Public Relations, and later worked as a senior media and issues advisor for the Queensland government. In Vietnam, she lectured in writing and public relations with RMIT International University for five years before joining Balcony in 2015.