Writing is like falling down a flight of stairs. It's something you do.

I'm not a huge fan of platitudes about writing, but having fallen down a flight of stairs before, I can attest to this one. Here are some samples of my writing from recent years.


After a creative drought following graduation, I began revising old work and writing new stories and essays. I was named City Books' second writer in residence in fall 2020, for which I worked on an essay collection about adoption, identity, and family. I continue to write primarily fiction and creative nonfiction. Read more of my creative writing here.


I currently work as a staff writer at Pittsburgh City Paper. I previously interned and worked for Pittsburgh Magazine, and I worked as copy chief for The Pitt News. My first journalism experience stretches back to high school at Winston Churchill High School's The Observer. Read more of my journalism work here


"Triple Nothings: Racial Identity Formation in Chinese-American Adoptees" | Bachelor of Philosophy Thesis | April 2019

Committee: Lynn Clarke (chair), David Molina, Frayda Cohen, Kimberly McKee

The Effect of Race on Female Relationships | Forbes & Fifth | December 2016