Before my current position, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (2020-22). I received my PhD in Second Language Studies (2020) from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Before that, I did an MA in TESL (2015) 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 (2008) 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.