For more than 15 years, I’ve been a Los Angeles-based author,  journalist, essayist, and cultural commentator. My writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, NBC Asian AmericaHuffington Post, VICE, Washington Post, USA Today, xoJane, InStyle, and Los Angeles magazine, among other publications. 

After receiving my master’s in Asian American Studies from UCLA, I taught courses on gender, immigration, and writing at UCSB, UCLA, and 826LA, respectively, and contributed to the books Where to Wear Los Angeles, Frommer’s Los Angeles, A Hedonist’s Guide to Los Angeles, and Asian American Youth. As a stem cell donor and advocate for Be the Match, I’ve been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Doctor Radio on SiriusXM.

My debut novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves (Standard Time Press), examines the damage that one generation can do to the next and the compromises we make between our ideals and life’s realities. Join my email list for exclusives, extras, and giveaways.