VICTORIA NAMKUNG AUTHOR OF THE THINGS WE TELL OURSELVES

Victoria Namkung, author of The Things We Tell Ourselves, is a Los Angeles-based journalist, writer, and commentator. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington PostUSA Today, Los AngelesTIME, The Huffington Post, style.com, xoJane.com, Los Angeles Confidential, and The Toast, among others.

After receiving her master’s degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA in 2000, Victoria taught courses on gender, immigration, and writing at UCSB, UCLA, and 826LA, respectively, and contributed to chapters to the books Where to Wear Los Angeles 2005, Frommer’s Los Angeles 2006, A Hedonist’s Guide to Los Angeles, and Asian American Youth.

As a stem cell donor and advocate for Be the Match, she has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Doctor Radio on SiriusXM. Victoria was born and raised in Orange County, California and has resided on L.A.’s Westside for 17 years.