I’m a writer/traveler/cellist from Medford, Massachusetts. I have a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Spanish from Emory University. My writing has appeared in The Puritan, Cleaver Magazine, and Plain China. I’m represented by Mary C. Moore of Kimberly Cameron & Associates.
I’m passionate about building bridges across cultures through language education. Besides studying far too many languages, I also spend my time teaching English as a Second Language. I worked as an ESL tutor at Emory University and and English instructor for Tibetan monks in the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, and am currently teaching English to elementary school students in Seoul through EPIK (English Program in Korea) . I hope to continue my career in ESL instruction and creative writing, using language and literature to transcend cultural barriers and catalyze social change.
Most of the fiction I write features Asian American characters. This is because, as an Asian American, I see the importance of changing the narrative surrounding Asian people and who we are told we are “supposed” to be. I hope to help diversify the literature available for young people and adults so we can all understand each other a little bit better.
A few places I’ve had the privilege of calling home over the years:
Boston, where I grew up,
Atlanta, where I studied for 4 years with the best friends I could ever ask for,
Salamanca, Spain, where I studied for a semester in 2016,
Seoul, where I currently live and work.
…With more travels to hopefully come in the future.
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