Writer and researcher based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I write and tell stories that empower individuals from various walks of life.
My belief in the power of stories traces back to my Filipino roots and upbringing in East Asia, where I first lived the immigrant experience and learned about the importance of inclusion and diversity.
That belief led me to my journey as an immigrant in the United States, where I received my BA and worked as community organizer, consulate staff member, and journalist. In 2021, I recently received my MA in Social Innovation at the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies, where I wrote literature reviews on climate change and migration, created data visualizations, and analyzed policy initiatives by governments in the U.S.
I am currently a policy advisor at the County of Alameda and part-time freelancer writing about politics and civic affairs.
What I care about.
Creating policy in public safety, immigration, education, and economic development to strengthen communities.
Utilizing business and technology to provide work and access to education for underprivileged communities.