March 2013: Awarded two New America Media Southern California Awards. For press release, click here.
May 2012: Invited panelist at Antioch University’s forum on Race Relations in Los Angeles. For press release, click here.
April 2012: Appeared on KPFA’s APEX Express 94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA
Feb. 2012: Appeared on Dr. Richard Cooper’s radio show Karamu on 900 AM in Philadephia, PA
August 2010: Awarded a work-study scholarship (aka “The Waitership”) in fiction to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. For more info, click here.
January 2010: Named a finalist by the United States for a Fulbright Fellowship to Vietnam
July 2009: Reading at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop in New York City
May 2009: Named a finalist in the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Short Story Contest
Operation Frequent Wind–the air evacuation of US personnel and Vietnamese refugees from Saigon–was the last US military operation of the Vietnam War.