For nearly 20 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. My research on Asian American males and import car culture in southern California was published as a chapter in the award-winning collection, Asian American Youth

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.