She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA).

Her books include elements of science, technology, and usually at least a little whimsy. Ofter, her stories have characters who are Thai or Vietnamese American (#ownVoices), and touch on discrimination, of women in science and/or Asian Americans in the United States.

Other writerly things from her past include:

  • Founding, editing, and running for many years the literary magazine HOOT, which publishes tiny poems and stories on postcards.
  • Organizing and leading workshops online and in the Philadelpha area on poetry and flash fiction.
  • Reading for a literary agency.
  • Working as an editorial assistant at an Editorial Services company.
  • Published poems in elimae and Monkey Bicycle.
  • Member of SCBWI since 2012.