I've always loved creative projects, writing, drawing, painting, and story-telling (in various ways), and picture books have had a special place in my heart. I've carried my favorites with me through college, cross-country moves, and into family life. Now I'm on a journey of writing my own stories (often late at night)! Many of my stories are inspired by my experiences as the daughter of immigrants and my Filipino American heritage. I also enjoy writing fun and heartfelt stories with a dash of humor.
For my day job, I have a meaningful career focused on gender equity, social justice, and college student development. This work continues to give me purpose and inspiration. It inspired me to start writing for children in the first place, along with the children in my life.
I'm a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Challenge, and am represented by Kelsey Klosterman and Charlotte Sheedy of the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.
Bonus: a few fun facts about me - I love quotes, travel (which includes circumnavigating the globe on a floating university), and chocolate. And, I'm obsessed with anything teal/turquoise.