Victoria Namkung is a Los Angeles-based journalist, writer, and author. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Los AngelesTIME, The Huffington Post, style.com, xoJane.com, Los Angeles Confidential, and The Toast, among others. She is the author of the 2015 novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves, which is a literary examination of the damage that one generation can inflict on the next and the compromises we make between our ideals and life’s realities, between what we desire and doing the right thing.

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.