Sharon Adarlo is a writer and journalist based in Newark, New Jersey.

As a freelance journalist, Sharon's works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and other publications. She has written about almost everything under the sun: Muslim weddings, Asian American issues, Filipino food, and crime stories such as the Etan Patz case.

In the past, Sharon was a reporter for several years for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper. Her last assignment was covering crime in Newark.

Sharon has given talks on reporting and writing at various institutions such as Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has also spoken in front of HSBC on Asian American issues and immigration.

On the side, Sharon is an occasional illustrator and artist. She has a thirst for learning and making things.  She has done shoemaking, welding, furniture building, and other forms of traditional and not so traditional fabrication. 

She also makes animation videos. One of them was a short animation film for the campaign to free Al Jazeera staffers jailed in Egypt. It was hand drawn on a $3 iPad animation app over the span of a couple of days.