As the Texas-raised daughter of Thai immigrants, I’m an ambivert who likes reading and writing alone as well as working a room. I split the high school years between Houston and Bangkok and graduated from a women’s college in Atlanta, where I cut my teeth on civil rights and social justice. I’ve remained passionate about these themes over two decades, and have recently found a way to combine my commitment to the Asian American community with my profession in healthcare.
In college, I founded the first Asian student club on campus, then campaigned for reparations to Japanese South American internees. I worked as operations manager for an Asian American drum performance nonprofit centered around social justice. Today I volunteer as public relations director for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.
Professionally, I practice marketing communications at a large, Seattle-based women’s healthcare provider which operates across multiple hospitals and clinics, includes a research division, and trains the next generation of women’s health leaders. I hold a master of science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, and have worked for consumer brand and public affairs clients at a couple of the world’s largest PR and marketing agencies. After a personal experience involving the challenges to becoming a parent, I dove into volunteering and then contracting in the world of reproductive medicine.
Besides working full-time on women’s health issues, I am an active member of the UW Men’s Health Campaign Council. I am am ambassador, advocate with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, and co-author the Create Change blog on RESOLVE’s website. To raise public awareness about health and American issues, I lend my voice through freelance writing, public speaking, and media interviews. I am a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and a graduate of the AAJA Catalyst training for media founders of color.
Currently, I’m developing a brand new initiative, Asian Health Media, to increase health equity and awareness among Asian Americans through engaging, informative content across various mediums. If any of these themes resonate with you, I hope you will reach out and connect.
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