🏡 Proud daughter of Vietnamese refugees, child of the diaspora
📍 San Jose, California
🎓 B.A in Historical Methods and Analysis
I'm constantly searching for stories which can help us better understand how a more equitable, inclusive, and beautiful world might be possible.
My search (my work!) is rooted in an ethos of listening deeply to others, sifting through stories to find the common human thread, not only better understand the complex story of us, but also to unearth humane solutions to complex problems. I’ve spent the past five years globe-trotting with that same ethos, which has led me from UX work in Tokyo to nimble documentary filmmaking in Hyderabad.
I hope to always follow this curiosity, such that, one day, I might live my way into that world.
Blog / Instagram
How California Can Contain Coronavirus (KQED)
Invasion of the Jumping Worms (Vox) [FOR AIR NEW VOICES - Click here!]
‘One-stop shop’ social services center planned for Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley (KTOO)
How do animals know where to go? (Vox) [FOR AIR NEW VOICES - Click here!]
DEI Research Project at AWARE
I led this 7 month research project to diagnose and communicate AWARE's inequitable systems in order begin to move past them—doing qualitative research and interviews. This accumulated in a report that was shared internally, across the non-profit board, and in the broader social services ecosystem as a model for internal equitable transformation.
Selected pieces from my time at KQED, KTOO, & freelancing.
Selected pieces from my time at Jubilee Media & freelancing.
DEI Research Project at AWARE (2020)
[Invasion of the Jumping Worms](https://foregoing-vermicelli-2e4.notion.site/Invasion-of-the-Jumping-Worms-d7fdff1806294c3884db241be4424e84)
How do animals know where to go?