Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019-present         M.A., The Graduate Center, CUNY — Biography and Memoir

2011-2015               B.A., Hunter College, CUNY — Sociology, Creative Writing, Asian American Studies

Honors, Grants, & Awards

2019                      Awarded Leon Levy Master’s Scholarship, Leon Levy Center for Biography

2015                      Graduated cum laude

2014                      Nominated for Students’ Choice Award for Outstanding Student Leader

2011-2015            Awarded “Hunter Scholars” merit-based scholarship, Scholarship & Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association of Hunter College, Inc.

Projects

2013-present      Pinay’Merican: The Musings of a Young Fil-Am  [official website]

A personal blog featuring essays, anecdotes, and opinion pieces, from the perspective of an American-born-and-raised Filipina millenial.

2016                      Raised Pinay  [official website]

A community theater production centering Filipina voices and narratives through personal stories on womanhood, cultural upbringing, and heritage. Proceeds of the show went towards Roots of Health (Ugat Ng Kalusugan), a non-profit organization that provides health services and education to families in Palawan, Philippines.

Publications

[Please see “The Work”]

Internship and Extra-Curricular Activities

2015                   Author Events Intern, Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Assisted in publicity efforts for author events and discussion panels; handled event logistics, (book orders, A/V releases, and merchandise sales); prepared, set up, and recorded video and audio at events; archived photos, video, and audio for distribution on AAWW website and social media platforms.

2014-2015         President, English Majors Club at Hunter College

Set weekly agendas for club meetings; consulted with executive officers and club advisors on member activities and student outreach; organized and publicized events for students and professors of the English department.

2014                   Treasurer, The Olivetree Review

Managed the finances and budgeting of the literary arts journal; managed intra- and inter-office communications with regards to production and finances.

2012-2013         Associate Editor, The Olivetree Review

Conducted, transcribed, and edited interviews with published writers for publication; reviewed prose and poetry submissions with senior staff editors.

Skills and Abilities

Active and attentive listening
Excellent editorial analysis
Excellent audio transcribing
Good analytical reasoning
Good theoretical understanding
Interpersonal communication
Critical thinking
Attention to detail
Voice acting/voiceover work
Proficient in Japanese language and writing (hiragana and katakana)
Proficient in Spanish language and reading comprehension
Proficient in conversational Filipino language (i.e., Bicolano, Tagalog)

Interests

Blogging; Filipino American literature and media; literary works of Black women writers and Latinx writers; post-colonial theory; Japanese culture, media, and language; Criterion Collection