Who Am I?

I am a writer, activist, and graduate student. I live in Chicago, where I am completing my Master of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary and my Master in Social Work at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. My undergraduate studies were in Social Work and Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Being raised in multiple faith communities has helped me form an ecumenical interest in working for social justice. I have attempted to nurture a global consciousness in this work through travel and studies in social work, literature, and religion in Central and South America, Hawai’i, Europe, East Asia, and South Africa.

I am passionate about Japanese American liberation history, and in decolonizing and LGBTQ advocacy work among faith communities. To this end, I currently serve on the board of directors of the Reformation Project and the Japanese American Citizens League.

On this site, you’ll find links to my teaching, writing, and other projects related to Bible, theology, diaspora, social work, LGBTQ family structures, mixed race identity, and more. I am interested in continuing to build experiences writing, teaching, and consulting with progressive institutions, churches, conferences working to diversify and decolonize these and other fields. For more professional review, please view my LinkedIn page.

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