Report on Mental Health Supports in Alaska’s Schools now out!

Last year, my team and I at Stellar Group were contracted by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to write a report on mental and behavioral health needs in Alaska’s public schools. We conducted interviews, did a policy analysis and gathered indicator data, ultimately highlighting various strategies done by school districts to provide better mentalContinue reading “Report on Mental Health Supports in Alaska’s Schools now out!”

The 2022 Destiny City Film Festival

Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown community event in Tacoma built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. DCFF has traditionally been hosted by one of Tacoma’s oldest movie theaters and, at nearly 100 years old, is one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the country—the historicContinue reading “The 2022 Destiny City Film Festival”

UH CSEAS virtual Screening of Kung Saan Man Tayo (Wherever We May Be)

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Southeast Asian Studies is hosting a virtual screening of Kung Saan Man Tayo (Wherever We May Be) next month. It will be screening online for free from February 4 to 9, following by a panel discussion with me, my co-filmmaker Kenneth Cardenas, and Maria Karaan on February 9,Continue reading “UH CSEAS virtual Screening of Kung Saan Man Tayo (Wherever We May Be)”

Article out now in the latest issue of Pelikula Journal!

Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema is published annually by the University of the Philippines Film Institute. It broadly covers national and regional perspectives on Philippine cinema and publishes academic articles, opinion pieces, reviews, interviews, and visual essays. I am so excited to be part of the latest issue that just came out. My essayContinue reading “Article out now in the latest issue of Pelikula Journal!”

The International Conference on Geographical Studies

I have been working on mapping out the routes of a few of the women whose lives I have been researching on for my dissertation. I will be presenting at the International Conference on Geographical Studies 2021 later this week, in Panel Session 3C: “Place-Based & Emotion-based Care and Care-Giving.” The conference is open toContinue reading “The International Conference on Geographical Studies”

Seattle Times article on Asian American representation

I was interviewed and was quoted in a recently published article by Crystal Paul of the Seattle Times. The article focused on Bruce Lee’s legacy and the continuing struggle for Asian American representation in the media today. I talked about the role of small, community festivals such as Diwa and SEAxSEA in amplifying community voicesContinue reading “Seattle Times article on Asian American representation”

New Year, New Website!

What a year it has been for all of us! In preparation of the new year, I decided to revamp my website and make it neater and more streamlined. I am grateful for the experience I have gotten working with wordpress for work, and it’s made me a lot more comfortable in the medium. HopefullyContinue reading “New Year, New Website!”