Work Experience:
· Composition instructor, Texas Woman’s University. Aug. 2002-August 2004.

· Staff writer, The Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas. Nov. 2001-Aug. 2002
Education reporter covering school news and feature stories.

· Staff writer, The Plano Star Courier, Plano, Texas, May 2001 – Nov. 2001
General assignment reporter covering business, employment, social issues, health, education, art and personal profiles.

· Copy editor, The North Texas Daily, The University of North Texas,
Sept. 2000 – May 2001.
Copy edited the editorial, campus life and feature pages.

· Research Assistant, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism,
The University of North Texas, Sept. 2000 – May 2001.
Assisted Dr. Jacque Lambiase on a research project on design trends of magazine covers.

· Graduate Assistant and Webmaster, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism,
The University of North Texas, Sept. 1999 – Sept. 2000.
Assisted Dr. Mitch Land in teaching and updating the journalism web site.

· Translator, Friends of China Foundation, China, July 1996 – June 1999
Helped set up the FOC Chengdu office, translated government regulations and laws, attended National and Provincial Conferences and prepared reports.

· Evening Class Teacher, Sichuan University, China, March 1998 – April 1999
Taught conversational English to part-time students.

· Chinese Language Tutor. 1992-1998
Taught conversation and written Chinese to foreign students in China.

· Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas. PhD in rhetoric (work in progress).
Aug. 2002-present.

· University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Master’s of Journalism
Major: Journalism; Minor: Library Information Science, Sept. 1999-Aug. 2001

· Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Bachelor’s of Arts
Major: English Language and Literature; Minor: Japanese, Sept. 1992-June 1996

Conference Presentation:
· “Alien Blues: Interpreting Filipino Short Stories in a Sociohistorical Context.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Texas A&M University at Commerce. February 2003.

· “Not Guilty: A Feminist Rebuttal for Milton and His Eve.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Februray 2004.

· “‘The “Postcolonial Inferiority Complex’: Viewing Filipino American Literature Through Postcolonial-Marxist Lenses.” MELUS conference, San Antonio, May 2004

· “‘Raising Girls is Raising Cowbirds:’ The Appropriation of Chinese Oral Tradition in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.” Rhetoric Society of America, Austin. May 2004.

· “This Ain’t Just An Apple: Teaching American Culture Through Advertising-Image Analysis in an ESL Composition Classroom.” Conference of College Communication and Composition. San Antonio, May 2004.

Professional memberships
Sigma Tau Delta—English International Honor Society
Modern Language Association
MELUS—Society for Multi-ethnic Literature
Asian American Association

Scholarships and Awards:
· Mayborn Graduate Scholarship of Journalism, 2000-2001
· Lauream Christian Roberston Memorial Scholarship, 2000-2001
· Texas Woman’s University International Student Scholarship, 2002
· Johnnie Lee Feemster Endowed Scholarship, 2003
· Edith and Edgar Deen Literary Scholarship, 2003
· Dr. John Dawson, Sr. Endowed Scholarship, 2004

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