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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. One of the essays I wrote, "Names | 姓名," was a 2022 Best of the Net Finalist. I continue to write primarily fiction and creative nonfiction. Read more of my creative writing here.


I currently work as a copy editor at Prism Reports. I previously worked as a staff writer at Pittsburgh City Paper, where I won a Golden Quill Award for my story, "State lawmakers join Pittsburgh restaurant owners in revolt against food delivery apps." I also interned and worked for Pittsburgh Magazine, and in college I worked as copy chief for The Pitt News. 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

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