Ph.D. candidate in Literature and Creative Writing

University of California, Santa Cruz

2017 — ongoing

Dissertation on contemporary Asian American experimental poetry, the counterfeit electronics

industry in China, and (in)authentic relationships between diaspora and homeland.

Dissertation advised by Ronaldo V. Wilson, Chris Chen, and Karen Tei Yamashita.

Teaching experience in ancient Chinese history, contemporary American poetry,

critical race and ethnic studies, and creative writing: studio.

Recipient of the Regents Fellowship.

Poetry Artist-in-Residence + Senior Thesis Advisor

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 

Fall 2020 — ongoing

Calculus Instructor at San Quentin State Prison

Prison University Project 

2020 — ongoing

First Reader of the Nightboat Poetry Prize 

Nightboat Books 


USC / LARB Publishing Workshop Fellow

Los Angeles Review of Books

Summer 2019

Summer Fiction Mentor

The Adroit Journal

2019 — 2020

Fiction Mentor 

Hyphen + Asian Prisoner Support Committee 

2019 — 2020

Reader for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize 

Feminist Press

2019 — 2020

Fiction Fellow


Summer 2018

Editorial Intern

Asian American Writers Workshop

Summer 2016

Editorial Work Scholar

Aperture Foundation

Summer 2016

BS in Mathematics and Computer Science

Tufts University

2012 — 2016

Minor in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Editor-in-chief of the Tufts Canon Literary Journal.