Media, Engagements & Appearances


I’m based part-time in California, Indonesia, and Japan, and travel regularly across the Asia-Pacific region. During my travels, I am available for interviews and speaking engagements.

Topics I have spoke on before include: press censorship in Southeast Asia, the use of the death penalty in Indonesia, forest protection, and more. I’ve also given talks and trainings to students, sustainability groups, media, non-profits and more.

See below to see where I have been interviewed and spoken before and my future travel schedule. Then use the form below to contact me about ideas for working together or scheduling me.

Upcoming Travel Schedule

Nothing scheduled.

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Previous Talks and Appearances

Southeast Asian Censorship for KJZZ's The Show

Feb 2018. Interviewed by Steve Goldstein for KJZZ Morning Show on my recent feature for The Diplomat. How Universal Is Internet Censorship In Southeast Asia?

Spicy Quest featured in Simmer Podcast

Feb 2017: Interview with Allison Howe, founder of Simmer Podcast, on my Spicy Quest project, to explore the story of how chilli peppers spread around the world.

Featured speaker at Japan for Sustainability Seminar

Jan 2017. Gave a talk for Japan for Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan, on the trade and cultural connections between Japan and Southeast Asia, and what Japan and Japanese consumers can do to help prevent deforestation there.

Quoted in The News Lens (Taiwan)

June 2016. Interviewed for FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms
“I don’t think the current administration cares that much what the international perception of their policies are,” says Coca… “I think [international lobbying] had a reverse impact, domestically at least.”

Amid criticism, “especially from Australia,” Indonesians “became more nationalistic and more pro-death penalty than they would have had there been no international outcry.”

Traveling Softly and Quietly Media Tour

2014. Media tour for promotion of my first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly.

June 2014 – San Francisco, CA (with Shut up & Write Bay Area)
July 2014 – Singapore #1 (with Singapore Writers Group)
July 2014 – Singapore #2 (with Singapore Authors)
July 2014 – Bangkok #1 (with Couchsurfing)
July 2014 – Bangkok #2 (with Bangkok Writers Club)
July 2014 – Penang Malaysia (with First Penguin Community Cafe)
August 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia (with Couchsurfing)
Sept 2014 – Tokyo, Japan (at Pink Cow)
Oct 2014 – Chengdu, China (at The Bookworm Bookstore)
Nov 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia #2 (with Jakarta Writers Club)

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