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

“On Teaching at the End of the World” (micro essay), Teaching through a Pandemic series, Lit Hub, October 18, 2021.

“Foreign Domestic” (non-fiction) The Seventh Wave, Issue 11, Summer 2020. 

“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.

A W A R D S  &  H O N O R S

2022 – Parent-Writer Resident, Mineral School, sponsored by Tahoma Literary Review, WA.

2020 – Bainbridge Fellow, Seventh Wave Magazine, Inc.

2018- Author Fellowship, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.

2017- Ancinas Scholarship Recipient for Fiction Program of the 47th Annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

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



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


Interview with Veronica Glover, Saint Mary’s College of California’s MFA Alumnae, November 2016.

Interview with Jee Yoon Lee, Writing Like an Asian, September 2016.

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

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