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Keynote Speeches

  • California Community Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Associations (CCCEOPS)

        State-Wide Conference Keynote Speaker | 2017

  • TEDx UC Davis “Love letter to Those Saving the World” | 2016

  • Asian Pacific Islanders in Higher Education (APAHE) Plenary Speaker | 2016-17

  • Neighborhood Works America, Keynote performer| 2016

  • ACUI Advancing Campus Community Union Institute | 2016

  • Fred Korematsu Commemoration co-featured with George Takei | 2015

  • UC Davis Southeast Asian Graduation, Graduate Speech | 2015

  • Keynote Speaker, UC Davis “Key to College” Conference by Circle K | 2012-14

  • UC Davis Transfer Collective Keynote Speaker | 2013-15

  • Speaker at the Slow Food Conference, Sacramento Food Bank | 2014

  • Speaker at the LGBTIQ “No time to wait” Conference by Sacramento Unified School District | 2014

  • UC Davis Southeast Asian Youth Conference, Keynote Speaker | 2013

  • UC Irvin Southeast Asian Graduation, Keynote Speaker |2013

  • UC San Diego Asian Pacific Student Association(APSA) High School Conference, Keynote Speaker | 2012

  • Keynote Speaker, Gaby Grant Foundation Youth Convening “The Change Generation in Action”| 2012

Spoken Word

  • Spoken Word Performances at various community event, conferences and college campuses:            05/09-Present

University of Central Florida, Headlining Performer| 2017

UC Riverside Welcome Week Headlining Performer| 2017

California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education (CACCCHE), Opening Ceremony Performer| 2015, 2017

University of Chicago, Vietnamese Student Association Night Vision Concert| 2015, 2017

Luna’s Café Poetry Series, Opening Ceremony Performer|  2015

Black Family Week Soul Speaks Performance| 2013, 2014, 2015

Sonoma State University, Night of Empowerment and Poetry co-featured with Mike “Mighty” McGee| 2014

Boys and Men of Color Resource Faire at Sacramento City College | 2014

35th Annual Women Take Back the Night Performance | 2014

Mahogany Open Mic Series, Headlining Feature | 2014

C.K. McClatchy High School Asian Assembly, Performer | 2014

UC Davis Sickspits Open Mic, Headlining featured performer | 2014

Restorative Schools Vision Project (RSVP) Hot Buttons Spoken Word for Social Justice, Headlining feature | 2013

Stand Up, Speak out hate crime rally at the State capitol steps, Speaker | 2013

MEChA de UC Davis Youth Conference, Speaker |2012

NationalVietnamese Poetry Festival, Co-featuring with Bao Phi, Andrew Lam, Andrew Pham, Aimee Phan and more, Poet reader | 2012

Justice Brilliance Poetry Night featuring Mark Gonzales and Remi Kanazi, Opening performer | 2012

Performance during Open Ceremony for APA Heritage Month in the California State Assembly, featured performer | 2011

Annual International Vietnamese Youth Conference, Manila Philippines | 2011


This is definitely not a comprehensive list of performances that I've done but just a summary. If you want to know about other works that I've done, please feel free to shoot me an email at


  • Class lecture “Poetry Techniques” for English 102, College of Alameda | 2017

  • Class lecture “Identity & Intersectionality” for Psychology of Minorities, College of Alameda | 2017

  • Master’s Thesis Presentation “Listening to Digital Wisdom: Youth of Color Perspectives on Their Needs in Navigating New Media | 2016

  • Social Justice 101 Training for UC Davis Intervarsity Multi-faith organization | 2015

  • Guest Lecture for UC Davis Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology by Professor Laila Kiburi | 2014

  • Health Care to Underserved Populations Series, Lecture “Healthy Youth = Healthy Communities”| 2013

  • “Journey to Success” AAPI College Summit by Sacramento State, Mentor Training | 2013

  • Lao Education Conference at UC Davis, Mentor Trainer, Director | 2013

  • UC Davis Cross Cultural Center REACH retreat, facilitator | 2013

  • Track Facilitator, Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit | 2007,2009


Spoken Word

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Panel Speaker

  • Student Activism Impact Conference Los Medanos College “Activist Panel” | 2017

  • “Advocacy for victims/survivors of sexual violence in the API community” Panelist by Empower Yolo | 2016

  • SEA Legacies: Commemorating 40 years of Southeast Asian Diasporas “SEA Writers Panel”| 2015

  • DECA Young Entrepreneurs and leaders Conference, Judge | 2015

  • “Employment and Youth” State Assembly Committee Hearing: State of Men of Color, Panelist | 2012

  • United Vietnamese Student Association (UVSA) 30th Black April Commemoration, Panelist | 2011

  • Consumnes River College Creative Writing Artist Panel, Panelist | 2011


Master of Ceremonies

  • EmCee and Headling performer "Open Mic Night", CSU Dominguez Hills 2017

  • 25th Anniversary Ceremony UC Davis Cross Cultural Center featuring Dr. Cornell West, EmCee | 2016

  • Mentor Trainer, Conference Host & EmCee for the Sacramento “Boys and Men of Color: Men of Change” Conference. Conference     dedicated to empower young men of color to advocate against inequitable discipline, employment and incarceration policies | 2011-17

  • An Evening with the Arts “Artists Panel, Sacramento Young Professional of Color| 2016

  • Sacramento Poetry Center “Asian American History Month” Special MC and Performance feature | 2015

  • UC Santa Barbara, A Night of Poetry with Fong Tran, EmCee and Performer | 2015

  • Mentor Trainer, Conference Host & EmCee, Curriculum Developer of the “Power of Know” Fostering healthy relationships and               mental health among youth conference | 2012-14



  • “Spoken Word, Method of Sharing Stories” Workshop presented to over 50 different conferences

    • UVSA, WRRC, CACCCHE, HWHA, UCSD, VIA-1, Luther Burbank, University of Denver and more | 2009-Current

  • Cross Cultural Center, Leadership Development Curriculum | 2012-15 

    • Program and Event Development (Logistics, Marketing, Timelines, etc.)

    • Leadership Styles

    • Collaboration

    • Ally Leadership

    • Group and Community Facilitation

    • Team Building and Leadership

    • Goal Setting and Visioning

    • Privilege Line: Intersectionality, Privilege, Oppression, Equality vs Equity, Social Justice, Identity and Community

  • Human Career Development Course “College Success, Hip-hop Emphasis”| Fall 2015

    • Narrative Project

    • Time Management and Goal

    • Professional Networking

  • “Leadership Styles and Community Empowerment” at the Southeast Asian Retreat | 2013, 2015

  • “Toxic Masculinity” Workshop for the Sacramento State University Gender Equity Center | 2015

  • “Ally Workshop” at University of Oregon Women of Color Conference | 2015

  • Diversity and Social Justice Workshop for Community Development Graduate Program Orientation | 2015

  • “Poetry and Activism” Workshop at the Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) Summit | 2014

  • Identity, Leadership, Youth Empowerment, Catalyst Foundation, Vietnamese Adoptees Retreat, Minnesota & Albany, New York | 2013-14

  • “Cycles of Oppression” Workshop, Southeast Asian Youth Conference | 2013

  • “Leadership versus Management” Presentation at UC Davis API Summit | 2012

  • “Collaboration” Workshop for Cross Cultural Center Training Series & Black Leadership Retreat | 2012

  • “Building Job Employment Skills Among Youth” present at SCUSD After-school Summit | 2012

  • “Personal is Political/Political is Personal” Workshop, APYLP Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project | 2011-14

  • “Southeast Asian Youth in Sacramento” Research Presentation for the Building Healthy Coalition | 2010


Check out workshop descriptions for some of my seminary offerings

Panel Speaker
Master of Ceremonies
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