I am planning to launch my own Asian American Studies-based education consulting business. Drawing on the competitive advantages of my:

  • Doctoral training in an interdisciplinary Cultural Studies program at the University of California, Davis that’s generated presentations in prestigious academic conferences in the U.S. and Korea and peer-reviewed publications, including an invited essay in the forthcoming anthology Teaching Asian American Studies;
  • Critical understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) theories and practices, reflected in my election as a 2019/2020 Faculty Representative to the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee at the University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Teaching philosophy that’s student/client-centered, evidence-based, and social justice-oriented, shaped by my participation in programs like the University of Maryland Teaching & Learning Transformation Center’s “Launch Program”;
  • Extensive experience (13 years+) honing my social justice-driven teaching philosophy as an award-winning classroom instructor & curriculum designer in a wide range of universities, regions, and diverse classrooms, including Hunter College (NY), Wellesley College (MA), Miami University (OH), San Quentin State Prison (CA), and Harvard University (MA), where I received the Certificate of Teaching Excellence by Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning;
  • Public-facing, multi-media projects that draw on my background as an actor/off-Broadway performance artist to center the transformative power of storytelling–stories that shift imaginations, move communities, and advance policies;
  • Meaningful connections with a national network of Asian American change-makers, based on my involvement in multiple grassroots and national Asian American political, cultural, and social organizations. This includes a stint as volunteer Executive Director of Hyphen, an award-winning Asian American arts, culture, and politics magazine, leading to my inclusion on the list, “Inspiring Activists: Trailblazers and leaders in the community and in the struggle for social justice” by former San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim;

My services will help clients integrate an Asian American Studies-based, social justice-driven, critical DEI perspective into their lives, relations, and projects. These services will include:

  • Asynchronous online courses
  • Curriculum design
  • Professional workshops/trainings

Clients will include:

  • Grassroots community organizations
  • Nonprofits (social services, civil advocacy, cultural/media, education, etc)
  • Government agencies
  • K-12 districts/schools/teachers
  • University student organizations
  • University student affairs offices
  • Professional associations
  • Leadership programs
  • Asian American employee resource groups (ERGs)
  • Creative directors & marketing communication professionals targeting Asian and Asian American markets

I will launch my education consulting business, along with a new dedicated website, summer 2021. The following courses will be offered to the general public:

  • Introduction to Asian America (donation-based, self-paced, approximately 5 weeks)
  • Asian American (Oral) History (3 weeks)
  • Asian American Film (3 weeks)
  • I will also eventually offer shorter 1-week courses on urgent, contemporary issues, such as Black-Asian American Solidarities, as well as tailored courses that target specific demographic audiences (such as parents of transracial Asian adoptees, people in interracial relationships with an Asian partner, etc).

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