She graduated from San Francisco State University with an M.A. in English. She also actively studied Chinese philosophy.She is an educator who teaches poetry and movement to bilingual Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrant children.
Her work appeared in The Bloomsbury Review, The American Poetry Review, Manoa, Yellow Silk, Zyzzyva, and Calyx.
She lectured at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and at West O'ahu, Tianjin Foreign Languages Institute in Hexi District, Tianjin China, and California State University, East Bay.
She divides her time between Oakland, California, and Honolulu.