Community Service


2019-2020 California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Pre-Licensed Committee

  • Committee Member (appointed), 2019-2020
  • Participated in signage and adoption of the CAMFT “Statement on paying associates as best practice of supervision” (click here)

2013-2015 Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Los Angeles

  • Executive Board Member, 2014-2015
  • Organizing Committee Member, 2013-2014

2014-2015 Viet Gathering (progressive Vietnamese diasporic activist group)

  • Organizer

2011-2013 The Partnership of Viet LGBT Organizations, Orange County, CA

  • Lead organizer in 2013 fight for LGBT inclusion in Little Saigon Tet Parade
  • Organizer and coordinator of bilingual materials for educational workshops and booths

at United Vietnamese Student Association (UVSA) Tet Festival (2011-2013)

  • Organizer for LGBT contingent in the Little Saigon Tet Parade (2011-2012)

2011-2012 UC Irvine Queer Graduate Caucus

  • Coordinator of bi-monthly social networking gatherings campus-wide

2011-2012 UC Irvine Southeast Asian Archive Vietnamese American Oral History Project

  • Volunteer contributor and trainer for oral histories conducted by undergraduates

Student Mentoring

2008- 2012 UC Irvine LGBT Mentors Program. Mentor

  • Weekly supervision and training under UC Irvine Counseling Center

2011 UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Graduate Mentor

  • One-on-one coaching on personal statements and research statements for under-represented minorities applying to Ph.D. research programs in STEM and social sciences

Relevant Internships

2011 UC Irvine Langson Library Special Collections

  • Assistant to archivist Dawn Schmidt, MLS on Orange County LGBT special collection.

2008 Consultant for Investment in Health Promotion, Hanoi, Vietnam, Jun-Aug 2008

  • Cataloguer and indexer for a library of gender, sexuality, and Southeast Asian studies

Professional Memberships

California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists

Orange County Chapter – California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

International Association for Reiki Professionals