Awards

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships, selected
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·       Michigan Historical Society State History Award for Best Article in Michigan History Magazine, "Vincent Chin: A Catalyst for the Asian-American Civil Rights Movement," 2017
·       Education Writers Assn. National Seminar fellowship, "A New Era for Education and the Press," Washington DC, 2017
·       Matwaala South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival poet with Ravi Shankar, Asian American Writers Workshop, 2017
·       Midwest Asian American Student Union conference speaker, University of Michigan, 2017, 2013, 2009
·       Necessary Voices lecture, University of Bridgeport Department of English, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2017
·       Education Writers Association and Poynter fellowship, “Separate -- And Still Unequal,” Poynter, 2017
·       Columbia Univ Grad School of Journalism Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Midwest Reporting Institute fellowship on Gun Violence, 2017
·       Education Writers Association fellowship, "Doing More with Higher Ed Data," Univ of Penn School of Education, 2017
·       White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and University of California Riverside Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge Convening academic panel moderator, Washington DC, 2016
·         The Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference speaker, UC Berkeley, 2016
·         Asian American Journalists Association Conference moderator “Who is the Asian Ta-Nehisi Coates?” 2016
·         Michigan State University Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Keynote Speaker, 2016
·         Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) Conf. Keynote Speaker, 2016
·         Clague Middle School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Speaker, 2016
·         University of Michigan Law School panel with Peter Liang's defense attorneys on “Officer Peter Liang and the Asian-American Community: Scapegoating, Justice, or Something Else?” 2016
·         University of Michigan Law School Korematsu Day speaker, 2017, 2016, 2014
·         Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) and Poynter Institute Minority Writers Seminar Fellowship, 2015
·         Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Diversity Travel Fellowship, 2015
·         National Association of Science Writers Diversity Fellowship, 2015
·         Unity Journalists for Diversity regional media summit panelist on Immigration, 2015
·         V3 Digital Media Conference “The State of the Asian American Blog” moderator, Los Angeles, 2015
·         University of Michigan Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) Diversity Institute Fellow, 2015
·         Kellogg Foundation sponsorship to attend and report on America Healing conference, 2015
·         Rotary International reporting sponsorship to embed Rotaplast medical mission to Philippines, 2014
·         Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project online H1B and traveling exhibition multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, 2015; Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, 2014
·         Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America 2014 Photography Exhibition (in two categories, love and the moment) http://www.smithsonianapa.org/life2014/
·         Asian American Women Artists Association Eating Cultures Art Exhibition, “‘Did you eat?’ means I love you” multimedia artwork, San Francisco, and “Literary Sriracha” Poetry Reading, San Francisco, 2014
·         V3 Asian American Digital Media Conference Panelist on Activism, 2013
·         University of Michigan LSA Understanding Race Theme Year Race Card Project Ensemble Reading and Town Hall Meeting with NPR's Michele Norris, 2013
·         University of Michigan A/PIA High School Conference Keynote Speaker, 2013
·         Asian American Women Artists Association underCurrents & The Quest for Space “Navigating the UnderCurrents” Poetry Reading, San Francisco, 2013
·         Blacklava 20th Anniversary Celebration Asian Pacific American Art Exhibit, “‘Did you eat?’ means I love you” multimedia artwork, Los Angeles, 2012
·         Asian Americans Advancing Justice Conference Panelist, Vincent Chin 2012, Social Media 2011
·         Banana2 Asian American Digital Media Conference Panelist, 2012
·         Toledo Museum of Art Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Art Exhibition, “Sojourner Moon” and “The Dinner Party” prose poetry and multimedia artworks, Toledo, Ohio, 2011
·         Angry Asian Man Blog Angry Reader of the Week, 2010
·         Community Media Workshop Making Media Connections Conf. Scholarship, Chicago, 2010, 2011
·         Purdue ImaginAsian Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America Art Exhibition, “The Dinner Party,” prose poetry and multimedia artwork, Purdue, Indiana; also Conf. Keynote Speaker; 2010
·         Online News Association Training Fellowship, Ann Arbor, 2010
·         New America Media Ethnic Media Expo & Awards Fellowship, Atlanta, 2009
·         Nominated for Michigan Governor's Advisory Council on Asian Pacific American Affairs, 2009
·         Michigan Chinese Women’s Association Who’s Who Awards, 2008
·         Ann Arbor YMCA Best Original Essay, 2008
·         Council of Asian Pacific Americans Best Original Essay, 2006
·         University of Michigan Minority Merit Fellowship and Rackham Merit Fellowship, 1988-1991

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