When I’m not working with individuals, my social work practice is about changing systems.
Here are some of the things I’ve done to try and make an impact.

Mental Health Policy + Advocacy

Instruction + Presentations

  • LGBTQIA2S Underserved Cultural Community Committee Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 2015-2018
  • LGBTQ Consultation Group, domain leader Edelman Westside Mental Health Center 2016-2018
  • Mental Health Roundtable Participant Obama Administration White Housing Bisexual Community Policy Briefing 9/21/2015
  • Chinese Speaking Community Workgroup Member – Your Voice Counts Know the Signs – California Statewide Suicide Prevention Campaign  8/2013-1/2015
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee Member  California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) 1/2013-2/2014
  • Student Mental Health Oversight Committee Graduate Representative  University of California Office of the President      9/2012-6/2013
  • Committee Chair (2012-13) Vice Chair (2011-12) Graduate Student Association and Undergraduate Student Association Appointee, Student Health Advisory Committee , University of California, Los Angeles     9/2011-6/2013 and 9/2007- 6/2008
  • Graduate Students Representative UCLA Student Health Insurance Committee Winter 2012, 2008
  • California Mental Health Planning Council Member (State Appointee)  California State Department of Mental Health   1/2010-12/2012                          
  • Grant Reviewer for Consumer/Survivor Operated Projects Campaign for Mental Health Recovery-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)   2010-2012
  • Mental Health Policy Analyst Association of Community Human Service Agencies (ACHSA)    6/2008-8/2011
  • Statewide Higher Education Plan Subject Matter Expert Student Mental Health Initiative for Higher Education California Mental Health Services Authority (CALMHSA) 11/2010 – 5/2011
  • Service Planning Area 5 Representative Los Angeles County DMH Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Steering Committee, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health  1/2009-6/2009
  • Steering Committee Member California Youth Empowerment Network 11/2008-6/2010
  • Campus Health Care Reform Committee Representative, Undergraduate Student Association Council Office of the President University of California, Los Angeles 9/2005- 6/2006
  • Edelman Westside Mental Health Center MSW Field Education Program
    • Personality Disorders 1/10/2018
    • Differential Diagnosis 10/18/2017
    • LGBTQ Cultural Proficiency 4/19/ 2017
    • Case Management in Community Mental Health 9/27/2017
  • Bisexuality and Beyond: New Frontiers in Popular Culture  Panelist, San Diego-Comic Con 7/24/2016
  • Needs of Bisexual People of Color Panelist, Obama administration White House Bisexual Community Briefing 9/23/2016
  • “Racebending 101- What it is, why it matters, and what you can do to make a difference.”  Presenter at the Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry, Stanford University 2/27/2016
  • Re-imaging the (Asian) Superhero, Panelist, V3 Digital Media Conference, Japanese American National Museum 6/27/2015
  • Nerd Girl: Women of Geek Culture, Panelist, UCLA Geek Week, University of California, Los Angeles 4/2/2015
  • They said what?! Media Consumer Panel, Panelist, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month , University of California, Los Angeles 5/17/2013
  • “Beyond Model Minority: Asian Americans and Mental Health” Trainer, NAMI STAR Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness/ SAMHSA CMHS 3/29/2012
  • “Critical Race Theory and Mental Health Systems” Presenter, Cultural Competence Committee, California Mental Health Planning Council 1/18/2012
  • Social Media for Social Change Panelist, Banana II Asian American Bloggers Conference 2/26/2011
  • Grassroots Organizing for Young Asian Americans Panel Presenter, OCA-LA Youth Leadership Conference, Organization of Chinese American Los Angeles 11/2010
  • “Mental Health: Hope, Recovery and Open Recovery” Workshop Presenter, APIDC Statewide Disability Conference, Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California 10/2010
  • “Cultural Experiences of Asian Pacific Americans” Workshop Presenter, California Mental Health Advocacy Conference, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 4/2010
  • Social Justice Advisory Committee Response Panel, Panelist, California Mental Health Policy Forum, California Mental Health Directors Association 2/2010
  • Keynote Speaker, Asian & Pacific Islander Hope and Recovery Conference, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 6/2009
  • The My‐Space Generation: Tailoring Employment Strategies for Youth World Cafe Workshop Facilitator, The California Consumer Employment Summit 10/2008