EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts degree, English: Creative Writing, Mills College (2004-2006 * B.A. with Honors in Religious Studies * minor in Women’s Studies and Creative writing, University of California, Berkeley (1994-1999)

ARTS RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
Work-in-Progress selected for Second Sundays, CounterPULSE (Spring 2009)  * Hedgebrook Arts Residency (Summer 2009) * Chapbook, the space between, nominated for California Book Award (2008) * Artist-in-Residence with Deep Waters Dance Theater, CounterPULSE and Laney College (2008-) * Original play, Pagbabalik (Return) awarded Zellerbach Community Arts Grants (2006-2007) * Pagbabalik (Return) excerpt selected for APAture Asian Arts Festival and CounterPULSE’s Emerging Performance Festival (2006) * Curve Magazine’s “Best Lesbian Theatre Award” granted to Kreatibo’s “Dalagas and Tomboys: A Family Affair” (2004)

TEACHING AND WORKSHOP FACILITATION – HIGHLIGHTS
English Instructor – City College of San Francisco, Laney College, Las Positas College (2006-) * Site Director and Teacher – Aim High Academy (2006-) * Poetry Editor and Contributor – Tea Party Magazine (2005-2006).  Independent Arts Educator and Trainer – various including Kearny Street Workshop, Epic Arts, I-Go, Spirit in Motion, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, schools throughout Bay Area * Arts-in-Education Associate Director and Arts Educator – Youth Speaks, San Francisco (2003-2005) * Teacher and Curriculum Developer – Art in Action (2004, 2006)

PANELS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – HIGHLIGHTS
CSU Monterey Bay (2009) * Marin Academy’s Literary Festival (2009) * Mills College “Professional Survival Day” (2008) * UCB, “Queer Pin@y Conference” (2008) * Kaibigan at Portland State University, “Pilipino Cultural Niht” (2008) * Opera Piccola, Oakland, CA (2007) * UC Berkeey Career Day, Berkeley (2007) * Bakla, Tomboy and Beyond: Queer Pin@y Summit, UCB (2005) *Organizing Youth Summit, San Francisco, CA (2005) * Next Generation Summit, San Francisco, CA (2004)

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

PERFORMANCE CREDITS – HIGHLIGHTS
Pagbabalik (Return), original multidisciplinary production: Awarded Zellerbach Community Arts Grant (2006, 2007) * Presented by Las Positas College Department of Arts and Communication and Theatre Department (2007) * Presented by La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley (2006, 2007) * Presented by Bindlestiff Studios, San Francisco (2007) * Featured at Kularts’ “Pinay Stories,” Somarts San Francisco (2007) * Selected for APAture festival, San Francisco(2006) * Selected for STREAMfest: Emerging Performance Festival, COUNTERpulse, San Francisco 2006), Featured readings and performances: Women’s History Month, City College of San Francisco (2009) * “Heliotrope” at Mama Art Café, SF (2008) * No on 8 Rally, Oakland (2008) * “Queer Open Mic” at Modern Times Books, SF (2008) *APAture

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts degree, English: Creative Writing, Mills College (2004-2006 * B.A. with Honors in Religious Studies * minor in Women’s Studies and Creative writing, University of California, Berkeley (1994-1999)

ARTS RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
Work-in-Progress selected for Second Sundays, CounterPULSE (Spring 2009)  * Hedgebrook Arts Residency (Summer 2009) * Chapbook, the space between, nominated for California Book Award (2008) * Artist-in-Residence with Deep Waters Dance Theater, CounterPULSE and Laney College (2008-) * Original play, Pagbabalik (Return) awarded Zellerbach Community Arts Grants (2006-2007) * Pagbabalik (Return) excerpt selected for APAture Asian Arts Festival and CounterPULSE’s Emerging Performance Festival (2006) * Curve Magazine’s “Best Lesbian Theatre Award” granted to Kreatibo’s “Dalagas and Tomboys: A Family Affair” (2004)

TEACHING AND WORKSHOP FACILITATION – HIGHLIGHTS
English Instructor – City College of San Francisco, Laney College, Las Positas College (2006-) * Site Director and Teacher – Aim High Academy (2006-) * Poetry Editor and Contributor – Tea Party Magazine (2005-2006).  Independent Arts Educator and Trainer – various including Kearny Street Workshop, Epic Arts, I-Go, Spirit in Motion, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, schools throughout Bay Area * Arts-in-Education Associate Director and Arts Educator – Youth Speaks, San Francisco (2003-2005) * Teacher and Curriculum Developer – Art in Action (2004, 2006)

PANELS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – HIGHLIGHTS
CSU Monterey Bay (2009) * Marin Academy’s Literary Festival (2009) * Mills College “Professional Survival Day” (2008) * UCB, “Queer Pin@y Conference” (2008) * Kaibigan at Portland State University, “Pilipino Cultural Niht” (2008) * Opera Piccola, Oakland, CA (2007) * UC Berkeey Career Day, Berkeley (2007) * Bakla, Tomboy and Beyond: Queer Pin@y Summit, UCB (2005) *Organizing Youth Summit, San Francisco, CA (2005) * Next Generation Summit, San Francisco, CA (2004)

PERFORMANCE CREDITS – HIGHLIGHTS
Pagbabalik (Return), original multidisciplinary production: Awarded Zellerbach Community Arts Grant (2006, 2007) * Presented by Las Positas College Department of Arts and Communication and Theatre Department (2007) * Presented by La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley (2006, 2007) * Presented by Bindlestiff Studios, San Francisco (2007) * Featured at Kularts’ “Pinay Stories,” Somarts San Francisco (2007) * Selected for APAture festival, San Francisco(2006) * Selected for STREAMfest: Emerging Performance Festival, COUNTERpulse, San Francisco 2006), Featured readings and performances: Women’s History Month, City College of San Francisco (2009) * “Heliotrope” at Mama Art Café, SF (2008) * No on 8 Rally, Oakland (2008) * “Queer Open Mic” at Modern Times Books, SF (2008) *APAture festival at Kearny Street Workshop, SF (2008)* the space between chapbook release party, La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley (2008) * the space between chapbook release, Modern Times Books, SF (2008) * “Pinta tu Propia Mundo” at Galeria de la Raza, SF (2008) * Pilipino Cultural Night at Portland State University (2008) * Poetry for the People’s Third Thursdays (2008) * APIQWTC (API Queer Women and Transgender Community) Banquet (2008) * Women of Color Film Festival, UC Santa Cruz (March 2008) * Radical Performance Festival (2007, 2006, 2005, 2003) *“Lunada” at Galeria de la Raza (2007) * Women of Color Resource Center’s “Speaking Fierce,” Oakland (2007) * JFK University, Berkeley (2007) * New Lit Generation at City Lights Bookstore (2007) * Litquake, SF (2006) * Youth Speaks’ Spoken City (2006, 2003, 2004) * Queer Pilipino festival showcase at UC Berkeley (2005) * Mills College (2005, 2006) * UN World Environment Day’s “Voices Rising”, SF (2006) * Ella Baker Center’s “Reclaim the Future” (2006) * Stanford University (2005) * Mount Holyoke College, MA (2005)

Theatre and Dance Collaborations: With choreographer Frances Sedayao for “A History of the Body” (2009) * With Amara Tabor-Smith and Deep Waters Dance Theater for “Our Daily Bread” (2008-2009) * With queer Pin@y ensemble Kreatibo for “Dalagas and Tomboys: A Family Affair” (2004) * With Dancers Without Borders, women’s dance and performance ensemble (2001-2003)

PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDINGS
Poetry in print: Walang Hiya (No Shame) anthology (2009) *poetry chapbook, the space between, Finishing Line Press (2008) * NAACP Image Award-nominated Check the Rhyme Anthology of Women Poets and Emcees (Lit Noire, 2006) * The Walrus (Mills College, 2006) * CRUX magazine (Mills College, 2006) * Tea Party Magazine (2006) * The Womanist (2004 and 2005) * Konch (Ishmael Reed’s online journal, 2009, 2005 * chapbook with audio CD, rootsongs (2004) * Maganda Magazine (1995, 1996, 1998, 2001)

Radio features and recording: Interviews 2002-2008 on KPFA (Programs: “Terra Verde,” “Apex Express,” “Hard Knock Radio,” “the Morning Show,” “the Women’s Show,” “Radyo Kalayaan”) * KQED’s Making Contact (NPR) * poem included on “Eye of the Storm” by Ella Baker Center (October 2005)

Film: short film, “Crizel,” shown at Lakbay Ng Pagkaalam in Asheville, North Carolina (2004) and Stories from the Land presented by the Asian American Workshop, Boston, MA (2004)

Non-fiction articles published in Filipinas Magazine (2001), San Francisco Chronicle (2001), Call of Nature (2000-2002), Philippine News (2001), Mabuhay News (2001), Ang Peryodiko (2001), Race, Poverty and the Environment (2001) and Jade Magazine (2001)

Co-writer of book, Inheritors of the Earth: the Human Face of the Toxic Legacy (2000)