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EDUCATION

2012 MA Visual and Critical Studies. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008 BA Latin American Studies & Spanish. Smith College, Northampton, MA

SELECTED WORKS

2022 “Taj.” Beacon Press, May 2022, Breaking Bread: Maine Writers on Food,
Cravings, and Life.

2021 “Southern Hustle: Houston Hip Hop and Chinese Chicken.” Bitter
Southerner

“FRUITION.” Pickwick Independent Press, January 2021. (Collaboration with SPACE)

“Beloved Apocalypse.” A POSSIBLE PRACTICE, (Collaboration with A CLEARING: A Maine Arts Community)

2020 “Untitled.” (collage and poetry) Queering Friendships, Mixed Rice Zines.

“Quaranzine CKBK.” Handmade zine

2019 “Etymologies.” A POSSIBLE PRACTICE, (Collaboration with A
CLEARING: A Maine Arts Community)

“How Asian Americans Use Kitchen Gardens To Reclaim Their Heritage.” Huffington Post.

“Chasing Blueberries: The Uncertainty Of Life As A Maine Berry Picker.” Huffington Post.

“Finding Acceptance at a Chik-fil-A.” Entropy.

2018 “Instagram and Protest: Cake in the Imaginary Economy.” Dilettante Army.

“My ‘lunch box moment’ anxiety followed me” Hello Giggles.

2017 “An Artist ‘From Away’ Fosters Her Own Tribe in Maine.” VICE

“​​Bake Sales: Domestic Labor and Julia Turshen’s Feeding the Resistance.” Dilettante Army

2016 “Poetic + Public: the correspondences of Erased By Us.” The Chart

2015 “Creative Parenting: Supporting Artistic Motherhood.” The Chart

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2021 Resident, Monson Arts,  Monson, Maine.

Board of Directors, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Portland, Maine.

2020 Resident, Hewnoaks Artists’ Colony, Lovell, Maine.

2019 Project Grant Winner, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Rockland, Maine.

2018 Grant Recipient, Kindling Fund (​​administered by SPACE as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Regranting Program)

2017 Guest Speaker, Houston Eats! A University of Houston Food Conference,
Houston, Texas.