I'm a writer-filmmaker and recovering academic.
I've been active in Asian Pacific American issues and culture since college; currently I'm on the board of directors of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), which works to diversify Hollywood in all forms of entertainment media, even the web. My academic specializations were (not necessarily in order of importance): 19th and 20th century American literature, comparative multi-ethnic literature, APA literature and film, and women of color feminisms. I hold a PhD in English and an MA in creative writing from UC Berkeley. I've taught classes or guest-lectured at Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, San Francisco State, RISD, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.
You can find my writing here