Personal Statement:

After 7 years of teaching high school world history in Lincoln, Nebraska I decided I wanted to be back on the other side of the desk. My research interests include the Vietnamese diaspora and mixed race identities within it, as well as popular culture’s impact on immigrant communities.

Aside from the time dedicated to pursuing a PhD, I enjoy spending my time with a strong black coffee, exploring local businesses, singing along to kpop (though I don’t speak Korean), and occasionally taking a *not staged* Instagram post.