Lecturer, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 414
2008 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
MA San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies
BA California State University at Fullerton, Ethnic Studies
218 Asian American Culture
Honors, Awards, and Grants
2003 City College of San Francisco, Leadership in Women’s Work
2000 California State University at Fullerton, Leadership Recognition Award
Current Community Involvement
Balagtasan Collective, organizer (promote social change through art)
Bayan-USA, Northern California Regional Coordinator (international alliance of multi-sectoral National Democratic progressive Pilipino organizations)
8th wonder, Cultural Worker, poet (Pilipino performance poetry collective)
Filipinos for Global Justice Not War Coalition, media liaison (anti-war coalition)
Gabriela Network, advocate (against sex trafficking of women and children)
International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS)-Northern California, Youth and Student Representative
Katipunan-USA organizer (humanitarian and philanthropic work with the Philippines)
Radical Women Bay Area, advocate (international socialist feminist organization)
Sisterz of the Underground member (hip hop women collective)
Current Campus Service
League of Filipino Students, Mass Campaigns Officer and Women’s Desk Chair
2001 “w/ Mystic” (interview). BLU Magazine (national publication for progressive youth).
2001 “Creating Space” (profile of jazz musician, Francis Wong. BLU Magazine.
Selected Creative Works
“Making Love to Light” (poem). Rattapallax: Young Filipino American Writers. Online.
Sisters’ Peace. Radio airplay featuring Lady Wonders. KPFA Free Speech Radio 94.1 FM.
Wonder Years: Spoken Wounds. 8th wonder Productions
“Dimedrops”(poetry). Maganda Magazine.
“Family Movement.” Maganda Magazine.
“For Clare Joyce Tompengko” (poetry). Maganda Magazine.
River Song (Chico Redemption). Recording with Diskarte Namin at Expressions Center for New Media.
“</Beat>” (prose). Maganda Magazine.
8th wonder: Pilipino Performance Poetry. Brown Eyes Productions.
“Love Supreme” (poetry). Maganda Magazine (Cal Berkeley annual literary magazine).
“No Where to Go Echo” (poetry). ONETWO Magazine (Southern California magazine on hip-hop).
Selected Spoken Work Performances
Kularts presents â6th Annual Post Modern Pilipino American Performance Project’ featuring The Rhapsodistas. San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Bombs and Butterflies: First Annual APIA Arts and Activism Conference. Davis: University of California, Davis
Kularts presents 8th wonder collective in “WONDER YEARS.” San Francisco: SomArts Theatre.
Tagalog and Pilipino Studies (TAPS) Benefit. Irvine: University of California.
FASA JAM with Diskarte Namin. Seattle: University of Washington.
Gangster of Love with writer, Jessica Hagedorn. San Francisco: Bindlestiff Studio.
12th Annual Festival of Pilipino Arts & Culture. San Pedro-Los Angeles.
11th Annual APIA Mid-Western Conference. Oberlin College, Ohio
1st Annual Filipino Global Networking Exchange. San Francisco: Moscone Center.
Link Arms, Raise Fists: U.S. Out Now Conference. City College of San Francisco.
Fiery Feminist Freedom Fest: Celebration for Women’s Rights Day. San Francisco: New Valencia Hall.
5th Annual Young Women of Color Conference. University of California at Berkeley
Listen to the Silence, APIA Conference. Stanford University.
Pinays for Purple Rose Campaign. San Francisco: The Luggage Store.
Voices Rising. San Francisco: Speak Out at the Cell Space.
8th wonder Performance Poetry (collective debut). San Francisco: Bindlestiff Studio.
“Kasama” (spoken word poetry). Radio airplay. KMEL JAMS 94.9 FM.
“No Where to Go Echo” (spoken word poetry). Radio airplay. KPFA RADIO 94.1 FM.
TAGUMPAY! ( film premiere ). San Francisco: Victoria Theatre.