photo by Matt Weiner

 At the University of California, San Diego, I studied Economics and Theatre. There, I performed in Theatre and student short films, which deepened my love for acting and the filmmaking process.


After graduation I moved to Taipei and attended Mandarin courses at the National Taiwan Normal University to reconnect with my heritage. In Taipei, I worked as a production assistant on AXN's "The Amazing Race 3: Taiwan" and as a performer for Against Again Theatre Troupe's "The Silent Left Hand".


Back in the U.S., I became a Producer for “Fight Life” (2012), a feature documentary that examines the lives of professional fighters. After "Fight Life", I directed the short films “Distance” (2012) and “Moment” (2016) which have premiered at national film festivals.


From 2013-2015, I worked as a Co-Producer for the sci-fi feature “Advantageous” about a mother and a daughter struggling to survive in a dystopian future. The film premiered at Sundance 2015 and won the Collaborative Vision Award and is currently on Netflix.


May 2017, I completed my MFA in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, where I also taught an introductory screenwriting course. I am currently focused on pre-production for my short film “Grandma’s Journey”, a personal story inspired by my Taiwanese grandma.