Ph.D. candidate in Literature and Creative Writing

University of California, Santa Cruz

2017 — ongoing

My research interests include contemporary American poetics, Asian American literature, and Marxist literary criticism. My dissertation mentors are Chris Chen, Karen Tei Yamashita, Chris Connery, and Ronaldo V. Wilson. Recipient of a THI Dissertation Completion Scholarship in summer 2022.

Calculus Instructor at San Quentin State Prison

Mount Tamalpais College

2020 — ongoing

Fiction Editor

FENCE Magazine

2022 — ongoing

Flash Fiction Judge for the Black Warrior Review Prize 

Black Warrior Review 

Fall 2022

Poetry Artist-in-Residence + Senior Thesis Advisor

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 

Fall 2020 — Spring 2022 

Fiction Judge for the Surging Tide Summer Contest 

Surging Tide Magazine

Summer 2022

First Reader for the Nightboat Poetry Prize 

Nightboat Books 

2021

Judge for the Short Fiction Contest

Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference

2021 — 2022

USC / LARB Publishing Workshop Fellow

Los Angeles Review of Books

Summer 2019

Summer Fiction Mentor

The Adroit Journal

2019 — 2020

Fiction Mentor 

Asian Prisoner Support Committee 

2019 — 2020

Reader for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize 

Feminist Press

2019 — 2020

Fiction Fellow

Kundiman

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.