Amber Scorah is a Canadian writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, Gothamist.com, The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, and Believer magazine. She has appeared on The Daily Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR, The TODAY show, CBC radio, With Friends Like These podcast and will be delivering a TEDx talk in Palo Alto in September.
Before coming to New York City, Amber lived in Shanghai, where she was creator and host of the podcast "Dear Amber--The Insider's Guide to Everything China," one of iTunes' Top 10 Podcasts of 2008. Amber is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Here's a video of her when she was living in China.