Ph.D. Student
Representations of non-heteronormative behaviors in South Korea, China, and Japan

Email Address

Office: HSSB 2215
Office Hours: (W15): M, 4:00-6:00pm

My research focus is on how representations of non-heteronormative behaviors have changed through time in South Korea, China and Japan.

​As an undergraduate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, our final thesis essay was an open topic.  As an active member of the LGBT student organization on-campus I had used many other self-directed assignments to do similar research.  All of my previous work culminated in a 53-page essay that was chosen as one of the presentations at the LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Academic History

  • B.A. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA – 2009-2013
      Double major – Modern Languages (focuses of French, Mandarin Chinese); Asian Pacific Studies

Other studies:

  • The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies – 2012
  • ChinaVoice, Advanced class enrollment
  • Kent State University, Salem Campus, Salem, OH – 2007-2009
  • ​Post-secondary enrollment, taking college-level classes with a full high-school course load

Teaching Experience

Research Experience at Loyola Marymount University

  • Professor Chan Lü
      Linguistics analysis and transcription, Proofreading of journal articles.
  • Doctor Curtiss Takada Rooks
      Research on “Ethnic Minority Microaggressions”, “Minority Distrust of Census Data Collection”, and “Ethnic Minorities and Care of the Elderly”; Trace quotes to original article.
  • Professor Jane Yamashiro
      Research on Vietnamese citizenship and visa processes, Return migration and Diaspora.