I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area to Taiwanese immigrant parents. My mother was a piano teacher, so there was always music being played in the house, and all sorts of people coming in and out our door.
My father, a chemical engineer, always encouraged me to learn and experiment with everything I got my hands on, and at 14 years old, I got my hands on some drums.
Four years later, I moved to NYC to study under Billy Drummond, Dafnis Prieto, and Tony Moreno, and play in ensembles with Ralph Alessi and Brian Lynch. I've played in the diviest of dive bars, and at The Apollo, The Blue Note, and Madison Square Garden.
I've also have the incredible opportunity to live and work in Tunisia, where I toured with Mohammed Ali Kammoun, Nawel Skandrani Dance Company, and with the National Orchestra of Tunisia. I've performed in Palestine, Jordan, Taiwan, China, and Spain.
I believe that the arts are political and exist to catalyze social change by challenging convention and bringing people together, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, creed, or party. I believe that black lives matter, the future is female, and that a woman should do whatever she wants with her body, including carrying a 5-piece drum kit onto a packed subway car in Midtown.
Strengths: foreign languages, Skee-Ball, and dancing.
Weaknesses: boba, navigating, and Old English Sheepdogs.