I received my PhD in Second Language Studies in May 2020 from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Before that, I did an MA in TESL at the University of British Columbia and worked as an ESL/EAP teacher in Vancouver and Calgary.

Here is the link to my old website where I developed a foundational EAP course for first-year college/university composition, which consists of a “skeleton” (essential skill-building exercises) but also allows instructors to build on this skeleton for their course needs.

Going back even further, I did a BA in English and Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, specializing in pre-20th century British and modern American literature. I studied abroad in Edinburgh for a semester in my third year.

I grew up in Manila, Hong Kong, and Vancouver.

Featured Publications

What does translanguaging-for-equity really involve?

Empirical study in Applied Linguistics Review

Understand translanguaging from learners’ point of view

Empirical study in International Journal of Multilingualism

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