For nearly 20 years, I’ve been a Los Angeles-based author,  journalist, essayist, and cultural commentator. My writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NBC NewsVICE, Washington Post, USA TodayInStyle, 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. 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 (Routledge) and has been taught at universities throughout the U.S. 

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. My second novel will be published in the fall of 2017. Join my email list for exclusives, extras, and giveaways.