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Curriculum Vitae





Columbia College Chicago, MFA: Poetry, 2014-2016

San Francisco State University, BA: Creative Writing, 2014

Bishop Amat Memorial High School, 1996




Southern Humanities Review-Undocupoets Issue 2016

Puerto Del Sol Issue 22.2

Small Po[r]tions Issue 5

Tupelo Quarterly Issue 8, 2nd Place Prize (Judge: Brenda Hillman)

Assaracus, Sibling Rivalry Press, Issue 8.0

Fourteen Hills, SFSU Review, Issue 21.1

Tupelo Quarterly, Issue 7 Prize Finalist (Judge: Amaud Jamaul Johnson)

Transfer Issues 106 (Linenthal Award) & 107


Scholarships + Awards        


Juniper Summer Writing Institute Full Fellowship Award, 2015

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award, 2014-current

Graduate Merit Award Columbia College Chicago, 2014-current

Class of 2014 Undergraduate Honoree: Creative Writing Department

San Francisco State University (SFSU), 2014


Myna Brunton Hughes Dramatic Monologue Award,

San Francisco Browning Society, 2014

Dan Langton Poetry Prize, First Place for “PNW” SFSU, 2014

Mark Linenthal Award for Poetry for “For Tanzania” Transfer 2013

Jim Highsmith Playwriting Award, Runner-up for “Projection Booth Play”    SFSU, Fall 2013

Osher Reentry Scholarship, SFSU, Fall 2013

Alumni Association Scholarship, SFSU, Fall 2013

Kathryn Manoogian Scholarship, Honorable Mention,

Creative Writing Department, SFSU, 2013

Mary Malone Prize, English Department Faculty Nomination,

City College of San Francisco, 2012

Dorothy Mercer Prize, First Place,

English Department, City College of San Francisco, 2012          

Jack Collins LGBT Studies Academic Scholarship,

Faculty Nomination, City College of San Francisco, 2012

T.W. and Jen-shin Hsu Asian Coalition Scholarship,

City College of San Francisco, 2012


Teaching + Tutoring                       

Graduate Student Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric I & II

Columbia College Chicago, 2015-current
Graduate Level Composition Theory and Praxis-Teacher Training

Columbia College Chicago, 2014

Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals of Creative Reading, Prof. Steve Dickison

San Francisco State University, Spring 2013

Composition Tutor, City College of San Francisco, Spring 2012

Workshop Assistant, Experimental Filmmaking, Northwest Film Forum 2002

Workshop Assistant, Youth Make Movies, Northwest Film Forum 2002

Tutor, St. John’s Threshold Afterschool Tutoring 1997

Tutor, Bishop Amat Memorial High School 1996


Writing + Editorial               

Editorial Associate, Columbia College Chicago News Office, 2015-current                                       

Editor, Columbia Poetry Review, 2015-2016

Editorial Assistant, Columbia College Chicago News Office, 2015

Editorial Staff, Columbia Poetry Review, 2014-2015

Editorial Staff, Hotel Amerika, 2014-2015

Editorial Staff, Fourteen Hills, 2014


Residencies + Readings      

Artist-in-Residence, Chicago Ideas Week, 2015

Featured Reader, Ladder to the Moon, 2015

Featured Reader, Columbia College Poetry Reading Series, 2014

with Matthew Shenoda and Adrian Matejka

Featured Reader, JKCF Scholars Weekend Talent Show, 2014

Featured Reader, Nocturnal Daydreams, 2014

Collaborator/Documentary Subject Reverse Engineering

(16mm film, dir. Talia Feder) 2013

Featured Reader, Voz sin Tinta, 2013

Co-host of Under the Table, San Francisco Food Talk Program

(with Cambria Pickett, 2012-2013

Featured Chef, Mission Street Food, 2008      

Featured Chef, Filipino Performance Arts and Culture Festival, 2007


Job Experience                    


Chef, Pizzetta 211, 2013-2015

Manager, Farm:Table Café, 2011-2013

Chef, Project: Open Hand, 2010-2012

Chef, Canteen, 2008-2010

Chef, Firefly, 2003-2007

Box Office Assistant Manager, Asian American Film Festival, 2003

Projectionist, Volunteer Coordinator, Lab Technician, Host and        

Programmer of Open Screenings, Northwest Film Forum, 2003



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