Jennie S. Bev is a writer and columnist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She contributes regularly to The Jakarta Post, RiseUp, Asia Sentinel (HK), Media Bistro, and Tracy Press. Her background is a concoction of law, education, and e-commerce, which explains her multidisciplinary interests: human rights, politics, law, business branding, electronic commerce, and online learning. In 2003, Jennie was named an EPPIE Award finalist for excellence in electronic publishing. Every day, she tries to make the world slightly better than yesterday, one breath at a time, one word at a time. Jennie was born in Indonesia and is of Chinese ethnicity. She blogs at www.JennieSBev.com.