The power of a story can last a lifetime.

I'm a writer, poet and storyteller who aims to empower others through my work. 

About Me

I'm a graduate from the University of California, Irvine where I majored in English with  double minors in Asian American Studies & Creative Writing. I'm a published poet and am passionate about writing stories in any form. In our digital age, I find there are many opportunities to reach a wide variety of audiences and I hope to inspire those who read my work. I'm a traveler and enjoy learning about different cultures. I believe everyone has a story that should be shared with the world because we are all unique in our own ways. 

Her Campus Articles

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A Helpful Guide For Attending Your First Convention

Ever wondered what to bring to a convention, but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, I'm here to explain everything you will need to survive any kind of convention whether it be anime, comics, or any other huge event you may want to attend in the future. It can be overwhelming but I’m here to break down what you should do to prepare. Let’s get started:

Firstly, you want to make sure you buy tickets ahead of time for the convention you plan to attend. Some events have a limited amount of tic

My Top 5 Favorite Studio Ghibli Films

Studio Ghibli has been a major part of my childhood for as long as I could remember. It has a way of visually immersing me in a world that is beyond what I have ever seen. Many of the characters also are intriguing because of the challenges they may face and how they overcome them. Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films in particular have a strong sense of direction of what setting each film has, and they presents an amazing journey in all of them. Many of the films have their own unique flair and

Advice From A UC Irvine Alumna

As a recent graduate from UC Irvine, I would like to share some words of wisdom for those who may be unsure of what is to come in their years ahead. I hope you will find this helpful as many of these are aspects in life I had to learn on my own. No matter how smooth the seas seem to be in the moment, there are always times in which you will have to steer through unexpected storms. Without further ado, here are my top five pieces of advice for Anteaters at UCI:

For some of you, this may be your

Farewell To UC Irvine

My time at UC Irvine as an undergrad has now come to an end. It felt like it all went by so fast and finishing finals made me realize that adulthood is closer than ever. College was not an easy road for me whatsoever. I had changed my major twice before settling on English and decided to pick up two minors on top of that. I took an average of twenty units my third and fourth years while still finding time to do four clubs. I look back and honestly am proud to say I did a lot despite the pandemic

Thank You, Attack on Titan

My journey with Attack on Titan began back in the summer of my second year at UCI. It was the end of Spring quarter and I had been looking for a new anime series to binge-watch since I had an endless amount of time to dedicate to a new series. I had vaguely heard of Attack on Titan in high school and brief mentions about the young boy named Eren Jaeger. It had consistently stayed popular throughout the years since its initial release and I was fascinated with how the fan base praised the series

My UCI Illuminations Experience

As an incoming intern for UCI Illuminations this spring, I thought I would share some of my favorite moments and events that I got to experience while I lived on campus. You may be wondering: What is UCI Illuminations? UCI Illuminations is an initiative to connect all students of all different backgrounds to the creative arts offered on campus. Illuminations includes writers, dance performances, music and any other type of creative art you can think of. As a lover of the arts, I highly encourage

I Helped Create UCI’s First Anime Convention

When it comes to anime, I don’t hesitate on any opportunity to be a part of the lively and fun community I have grown to love. Back in 2018, I saw a post online about a new club on campus looking for people to help create UCI’s first ever anime convention - ZotCon. I was beyond excited to interview for the Performance Coordinator position and even more thrilled when I was selected.

As a new board member, I had to figure out what kind of artists and performers would fit our goals. I remember res

Why New York Is My Second Home

It was the winter of 2013 when I first arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, in New York. I had never been to the bustling city before, but it was definitely somewhere I had wanted to visit for a while. The crisp, cool air from a recent snowfall felt chilly, especially for someone who was used to the constant weather in southern California. However, I actually grew to love the snow. There was something about the winter season that just entranced me and allowed me to experience something completely

My Favorite Snacks From Mitsuwa Marketplace

When it comes to snacking or tasting something new, one of the first places that comes to mind is the Japanese market Mitsuwa Marketplace. I have fond memories of going here, especially when getting food to share with my Japanese classes in both middle and high school. Food just has a way of connecting people together, and allows us to culturally exchange something that is uniquely amazing. There’s always something to look forward to when shopping at Mitsuwa since there is a wide variety of asso

The Power of Video Game Storytelling In NieR: Automata

When it comes to video games, many people view the graphics and gameplay as the main source of entertainment for the gaming industry. To some extent this may be true, but have you ever considered what goes into a game’s story? Have you ever wondered how the characters, world and storyline shape the entire experience of playing a game overall? I find that the story is often underappreciated in games and as a writer, I would like to shed some light onto one game that changed everything when I foun

An Ode to UC Irvine

Changes are in the air.

A new life of freedom, discovery and even more.

A cheerful and crowded campus is one that I see.

I can start as a new person if I choose to be.

Welcome Week, Clubs, and Aldrich Park After Dark

Does anyone know about that program LARC?

How many people will be taking Humanities Core?

Hello UTC and new student workload.

A bright and eager student to start the year.

Everything ahead of me seems completely clear.

What could go wrong since I’m ahead of the game?

I ha

How To Avoid Mental Burnout During Remote Learning

So many of us are plastered to a computer screen attending hours upon hours of Zoom classes. You may get tired and, maybe, even bored. You may also feel like your brain is slowly being fried from all that information. I’ve been there a good amount of times and it can feel like the end of the world for anything fun or exciting. However, going through the motions is not the ideal way to go through school and to do well in classes. There has to be a balance of everything as with many aspects of lif

How Japanese Animation Changed My Life

As a visual person, I have always been intrigued with animation and cartoons from a very young age. However, there is one particular medium that changed everything for me at the age of four. My grandpa introduced me to my very first anime series, which was the 1967 shonen anime Speed Racer. This was the beginning of my journey of what I now call a dedicated love and appreciation for Japanese animation.

For me, growing up watching Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away or Cas