People have called me a “fire cracker,” the “Energizer bunny,” and a “ray of sunshine.” I tell people I have a good-natured rebellious streak; I’m a healthy balance between between being too type-A or type-B; and that I am both an avid daydreamer and hard-nosed go-getter.
Having immigrated here from China with my parents as a baby, I grew up immersed in the Chinese community of San Francisco. I then relocated to rainy, lush Seattle when I was about nine-years old. I consider myself native to the Pacific Northwest, but I have a special place in my heart for Portland and San Francisco, where I previously lived for short stints and loved.
I graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with my Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. I received my Master’s degree in 2016 from Portland State University, where I studied Educational Leadership and Policy.
Currently, I reside in the greater Seattle area with my puppy and my husband. I spend most of my time playing video games, drinking coffee, writing, reading, and eating good food. I’m a huge fan of the romance genre, in addition to sci-fi, fantasy, and YA/NA lit. I am an intersectional feminist. I care deeply about many different social issues; I’m particularly passionate about awareness around anti-racist activism, diverse representation of people of color and minoritized populations in the media, women’s equality, mental health, and cultivating a more sex-positive and consent-focused communities in our world.
I’m playing Overwatch, replaying Kingdom Hearts, and looking forward to the release of Pokemon Sword/Shield in November.
I’m slowly making my way through Kim’s Convenience (which I love). Next, I’m looking forward to watching Always Be My Baby, catching up with Westworld and Attack on Titan, and binge-watching Neon Genesis.