Lecturer, Asian American Studies
Office: EP 104
2015 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
MFA, San Francisco State University, Creative Writing (Poetry)
BA, University of California at Berkeley, Comparative Ethnic Studies
216 Introduction to Asian American Literature
352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture
Honors, Awards, and Grants
Creative Work Fund grant recipient in the Literary Arts.
James D. Houston Memorial Lecturer, Center for Literary Arts at San Jose State University.
Global Filipino Award in Poetry for D iwata.
California Book Award Finalist for D iwata.
Northern California Independent Booksellers Award Finalist for D iwata.
Coal Royalty Chairholder in Creative Writing, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Bates College, ME.
James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets for P oeta en San Francisco.
Current Community Involvement
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Minneapolis 2015 Subcommittee.
Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., Board of Directors and Vice President
Small Press Traffic, Board of Directors
To Love as Aswang. S F: PAWA Inc.
Diwata. R ochester, NY: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Poeta en San Francisco. K ane`ohe, Hawai`i: Tinfish Press.
Gravities of Center. San Francisco: Arkipelago Books Publishing.