- Assistant Professor
- PhD in Social Welfare, University of Washington
- MSW, University of Michigan
- BSW, University of Hawai'i
Started in Fall 2009 as an Assistant Professor in shared line with School of Social Work and University Studies.
Asian Pacific Islanders (API) children, youth, and families; community organizing; youth organizing; emerging adulthood; non-profit organizations; multicultural education & research; community based research; rural and urban macro social work; program development and evaluation; research in the area of mental health (e.g., school-based & community-based prevention programs, & multi-systemic therapy).
Sociopolitical development among youth & young adults; critical pedagogies of place & social justice work; indigenization of social movements; health & mental health promotion among Asian Pacific Islanders & other marginalized populations; determinants/disparities of health & mental health with specific attention to socio-economic, cultural, & historical contexts & the dynamics between agent (individual) & structure (resources both informal & formal); culturally responsible mental health & health interventions & services that enhance positive pathways to healthy adulthood, empowerment, & resiliency; adult allies; psychopolitical validity; culturally responsible research methodologies.
Arts; scrapbooking; stamping; painting; cultural dance; travel, nature walks, singing, reading, journaling, photography; youth, social movements, place-making, oral histories.
I enjoy spending time with my kids and family, going to the movies, and checking things out in the community.