We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
— J.K. Rowling
 

currently...

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Research: Examining Women's Employment in Costa Rica

With an interest in gender policies, I am conducting research funded by the University of California, Irvine as an undergraduate fellow. My research focuses on UN programs operating in Costa Rica and women's employment opportunities. I will be conducting field work in San Jose and publishing my findings in Spring of 2018.

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Program: Having Difficult Conversations

One of the most important aspects of mentorship is to create safe spaces for conversations on identity and inclusion in a diverse community. I have made it one of my main goals this year to create this environment for the 64 first-year students that I mentor, by developing programs that center around social education and engagement. *Conversation topics include: LGBTQ+ community, race & ethnicity, gender, income inequality, privilege, and ally-ship.

past projects

Research: Modern Art & Society

 

Serving as a Research Assistant under  Dr. Chin-Tao Wu at the Academia Sinica of Taiwan, I received hands-on training with conducting humanities and interdisciplinary research. Her specific research topic was on biennales and modern art.

Program: The Sustainability Initiative 

In collaboration with the UC Irvine Global Sustainability Resource Center, I designed programs educating first-year college students on how to live more responsibly by conserving water and being mindful of our carbon footprints.

  Event: TEDxUCIrvine: At the Core

Event: TEDxUCIrvine: At the Core

BRAND U

TEDxUCIrvine curates various salons throughout the year to educate the community on different ideas and issues. In a smaller and more intimate environment compared to the annual events, BRAND U creates an engaging platform to discuss the "how's" and "why's" of personal and organizational branding.

Teaching Abroad Through AID Summer

I had the privilege of teaching abroad during Summer of 2015 at Wu Fung Elementary School in Chung Hua, Taiwan, where I was able to interact with and befriend 32 elementary school students. This English summer camp was designed to help bridge these children with the global community and to encourage them to stay in school.