PORTFOLIO

S E L E C T E D  P U B L I C A T I O N S

“The Expectant” (fiction) Kartika Review, Issue 17, Spring 2017.

“The Body is a Promise” (non-fiction) BorderSenses, Volume 21, Fall 2015

“The Rift” (short short fiction) Puerto del Sol Volume 51, Issue 1, Fall 2015.

“All I Have to Show” (poetry) Completely Mixed Up: Mixed Heritage Asian North American Writing and Art Anthology, Rabbit Fool Press, 2015.

“The Others Are Strangers” (short fiction) New Letters, Vol. 80, No. 2: Winter 2014.

“With Hummingbird in Hand” (short fiction) Kurungabaa, Vol. 4, No 1: August 2012.

“Barbie’s Gotta Work,” (personal essay) Doveglion Press: March 2012.

“Like Fish to Ginger,” (short fiction) The University of California, Riverside’s The Coachella Review: Fall 2010.

“Here in the States,”(short fiction) Growing Up Filipino II: Stories for Young Adults, ed. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, PALH: 2009.

“Son Jalisciense,” (short fiction) Pembroke Magazine #40, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke: 2008.

From the Web: A Global Anthology of Women’s Political Poetry: 2007.

“Mex It Up, Flip it Round”(poem) All Mixed Up Chapbook, Mixt Up Productions: 2006.

“Skin of the Sky by Elena Poniatowska” (book review) MARY– Issue #4, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Online Journal: 2005.

Tomorrow’s Memories: A Diary, 1924-1928. By Angeles Monrayo,” (book review) Amerasia Journal, Volume 31, No. 1: 2005.

“Shak- E- Nabat,” (poem) Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers, Rattlecat Press: 2003.

“The Art of Rice: Symbol and Meaning in Southeast Asian Village Tradition,” UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS): July 2004.

“Hmong: An Endangered People,” UCLA CSEAS: July 2004.

Asia Pacific Channels No.1: June 2004.

“Indonesian Rule Weighs Heavy in West Papua,” UCLA CSEAS: June 2004.

“The Near Extinction of Cambodian Classical Dance,” UCLA CSEAS: May 2004.

“Vietnamese Artist Tran Trong Vu — Torn between Two Worlds,” UCLA CSEAS: March 2004.

“Reflections on East Timor after Independence,” UCLA CSEAS: December 2003.



I N T E R V I E W S

Guevarra, Rudy. Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego. University of Rutgers Press, 2012.



A W A R D S  &  H O N O R S

2015- Finalist for Reynolds Price Short Fiction International Literary Award, Center for Women Writers, Salem College.

2013- Fellowship at The Retreat for Writers, Hawthornden Castle, Scotland

2013- Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire

2011- Nominated for Sundress Best of the Net Prize by The Coachella Review

2009 – Finalist for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Gift of Freedom Award

2005-2006 – Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education

2005-2006 – Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction

2003 – Finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award, Center for Women Writers, Salem College.

2000 – UCLA Writer’s Extension Program Community Access Scholarship


E D U C A T I O N

2004-2006 – Saint Mary’s College of California, Creative Writing Program

                      Degree: Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction

1994-1998 – University of California, Los Angeles, College of Letters & Science

                       Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing

                       Specialization in Fiction