She was born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. Her work is featured in Tor.com, Apogee Journal, The Offing, The Bellingham Review, Fiction International, Cosmonauts Avenue and more.
She uses speculative fiction as a way to explore postcolonial poetics, American imperialism in Asia, and Pan-Asianism. She is working on a collection of short stories and a memoir.
She has received grants and fellowships from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Capacity Fund, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Kundiman and others.
She has attended the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshops, Writing by Writers in Tomales Bay, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley on scholarships.