Michelle Krusiec

Michelle Krusiec is one of the most dynamic and versatile modern day actresses working today. A veteran of television and features, creator [...]

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Katie Soo

San Francisco Bay-area native Katie Soo is an actress and writer of Cantonese, Shanghai and French descent. A proper Asian daughter, Soo was [...]

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Renee Lee

Renee currently splits her time managing her family business, a Mexican Restaurant chain, with being a professional makeup artist and [...]

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Lisa Nguyen

Lisa Nguyen is a behavioral therapist and music teacher working and residing in Irvine California. As a Vietnamese-American, Lisa’s upbringing [...]

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Kelleen Lim Chea

Kelleen Lim Chea is described to be driven, giving, humble, loving, and positive. Her daily philosophy is to BE present in the moment [...]

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Piere Mariano

Piere Tejada Mariano, a Cornell National Scholar, graduated from Cornell University with a BA in History and Southeast Asian Studies. [...]

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Phanith Rama Sovann

Phanith Rama Sovann is a young Cambodian-American woman who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand when her family ran from the attempted [...]

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Cyril Lumboy

Inspired by Harajuku street fashion, Cyril Lumboy launched dolldelight four years ago, initially creating headpieces and then quickly expanding to include a line [...]

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Patricia Ayame Thomson

Patricia Ayame Thomson is an UCLA Graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts. Patricia has guest-starred [...]

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Jini Shim

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jini Shim immigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of ten, and lived all over California including San Jose, Irvine [...]

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Nikki SooHoo

Nikki SooHoo is most known for her roles as “Holly” in Peter Jackson’s film “The Lovely Bones,” as “Wei Wei” in the gymnastics movie “Stick It,” [...]

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Leena Nguyen

As written in the prophecies of Liu Kang, descendant of Kung Lao and heir to the Order of the Seven-Tailed Phoenix, a young woman would someday [...]

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Keith D. Hoang

Keith D. Hoang’s hometown is Torrance CA where he has lived for over 30 years. He graduated CSUF and received his Bachelors of Science degree in [...]

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Angela Kye Lee

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Angela is happy to be back in the Golden State after several bitterly cold years in Chicago and New York. Always [ ... ]

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Jenny Gov

Jenny is a Chinese-Cambodian Advertising professional from Los Angeles, CA. Upon receiving her BA from the California State Polytechnic [...]

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Kim Tran

Kim Tran is an attorney, a mother, and a closet reality-t.v. fan. She has been published in legal practice guides. Kim was born in Vietnam [...]

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Khim Teoh

Khim Teoh is a Chinese girl that was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She immigrated to California with her family [...]

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Mai Quynh Bui

Mai is currently an intern at Asiance Magazine and a current student at Seminole State College of Florida where she is pursuing her degree [...]

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Michi Fu

Michi Fu is an ABT (American Born Taiwanese). Though she was born and raised in Southern California, humid summers [...]

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Shannon Anicas

Shannon Anicas is an American who studied at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio where she received her BA in Interdisciplinary [...]

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Tamara Tran

Tamara Tuyen Tran is an aspiring teacher. She loves to read books. During her spare time she likes to go hiking, swimming [...]

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Jani Wang

Jani Wang is an actress, host and entrepreneur working and residing in sunny Los Angeles. Born in Shanghai and raised in the Bay Area [...]

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Ann Lee

Ann is from Southern California, where she also fortuitously graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Annenberg School for Communication at [ ... ]

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Bùi Hoàng Nga Thérèse Brand

Born in Saigon, Vietnam. Escaped from Vietnam in 1977 with her family, and arrived on the island of Pulau Tengah, a UN Refugee Camp (1975-1981) [...]

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Crystal Chau

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Crystal studied as a graphic designer. She originally attended Fullerton College prior to beginning her journey [ ... ]

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Frances Wang

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Michigan and Hawaii. [...]

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Lee Ngo

Over the last twelve years, Lee has worn many hats: filmmaker, graphic designer, web developer, sociologist, television producer, broadcast manager, math [...]

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Christian Santa Maria

Christian Santa Maria is originally from Walnut, CA. He moved to Spokane, WA and finished his undergrad studies at Gonzaga University. After college [...]

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Joie Schmidt

Joie Schmidt, author of “Dreams of the Heart” a compilation of poems about love, life, loss and inspiration, has been independently pursuing her writing [...]

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Miki Bellon

Miki (Hirabayashi) Bellon is the Co-Founder of Contemporary Asian Theatre Scene (CATS) and launched it’s founding mission to produce the work of [...]

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Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1972, shortly after her parents emigrated from India in 1969. She is the author of [...]

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Felicia Lin

Felicia Lin is a Taiwanese American writer who has been documenting the life of Su Beng, a nonagenarian Taiwanese revolutionary, activist and historian. [...]

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Rae Visita

Rae Visita is a modern day renaissance woman. She loves to run, hike, climb trees and spend time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Bubba and Moses. [...]

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Marian Bacol-Uba

Marian Bacol-Uba aka “Marian the Foodie”, is a writer and blogger and has appeared in online videos for Blackberry, Pei Wei, and more. She is also [...]

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May-lee Chai

May-lee Chai is the author of six books, including the memoir Hapa Girl (Temple University Press). She is a recipient of an NEA grant in prose. Her short stories [...]

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Victoria Phan

Victoria Phan is a second-year undergraduate studying at the University of California, Irvine. She hails from the city of Fountain Valley, well known to [...]

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Lenna Stites

Lenna is a book blogger and aspiring author based in Los Angeles, CA. Born to an American father and a Japanese mother, she has had the privilege of [...]

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Kate Agathon

Dr. Kate Agathon is a community activist and a commissioner on the Denver Asian Pacific American Commission. Most recently featured as “Angry Reader [...]

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John Thompson

John was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina with his mother, father and two sisters. He graduated Magna cum [...]

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Christine Huynh

Christine T. Huynh was born in Vietnam and raised in the Southern California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature at the University of [...]

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Aubrey Aquino

Aubrey Aquino is a TV Host and Reporter from the Bay Area, CA. She is the creator and host of On The Flipside and she’s well-known for her entertainment [...]

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Mahdis Marzooghian

My name is Mahdis Marzooghian. I am twenty-three years old and I recently graduated from Towson University. I received my BA in English [...]

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Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah’s Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press, 2006), which explores migration as potential and loss, won the Many Voices Project prize and was nominated [...]

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Indigo Willing

Indigo is a Vietnamese Australian researcher who has over ten years experience in supporting, promoting and working collaboratively with various [...]

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Glynis Tejada

Glynis D. Tejada majored in English literature with a concentration in International Studies at Barnard College. A longtime resident of San [...]

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Diep Tran

Diep Tran is a New York City-based arts journalist, raised in Southern California. She believes in advocating for the fine arts, which to her is the perfect [...]

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Connie Ho

Connie K. Ho is a Freelance Contributor for AOL Patch, Haute Living, HellaWella, Lost Girls World, Mochi Magazine, and Red Orbit. She previously worked [...]

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Sophie Tran

Sophie is best known for her work now as a TV Show host and producer on many Vietnamese Channels ranging from locally to nationwide. She was raised [...]

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Sharbari Ahmed

Sharbari received her MA in Creative Writing, Fiction from New York University. Her stories have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, The Caravan [...]

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Kellie Peterson

Kellie is an accomplished communicator, representing international fashion and beauty brands, managing media relations, public relations, brand strategy [...]

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Jumakae

JUMAKAE (June Marisa Kaewsith) is a 2nd generation Thai-American artist and cultural organizer working to bridge the gap between art and storytelling. [...]

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Ya-Roo Yang

Ya-Roo Yang is a New York City based food writer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Edible Queens and AM New York. She is currently working [...]

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Jennifer Ashraf

Jennifer Ashraf Kashmi, (Founder, Publisher & Editor) of ‘Sticks & Stones’ Anthology Series, completed her O’Levels and A’Levels from [...]

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Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in Fine Arts/Graphic Design and Communication. Cindy sees [...]

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Sunny Woan

Sunny Woan serves as general counsel for a venture capital firm in the Bay Area. She has written about issues in intellectual property and business [...]

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Nathalie Huynh

Nathalie Huynh is currently a second year undergraduate majoring in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute [...]

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Larissa Lam

Larissa Lam is an accomplished singer, composer and TV host. Larissa has released three solo albums and has contributed songs to numerous [...]

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Kristen Schiele

Kristen Schiele recently received her Doctorate in Management, with concentration in Marketing from the University of California, Irvine. [...]

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Seánan Forbes

Seánan Forbes is a writer, photographer, poet, and storyteller. She has worked with people in fields as diverse as butoh dance, Paralympic athletics [...]

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Isabelle Kim

Isabelle is the book designer for Pho for Life. Recently she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Graphic Design [...]

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Timothy Tau

Timothy Tau is an Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker. His short story, “The Understudy” won Grand Prize in the 2011 Hyphen Asian American [...]

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Sonia SyGaco

Sonia B. SyGaco is a fiction writer and holds a master’s degree in creative writing at Silliman University in the Philippines. [...]

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Kaoru Shinmon

Kaoru Shinmon teaches all the Master’s way of being. The Master’s way is not to sell or state to be, it is by the effortlessness of allowing. [...]

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Vi Pham

Vi was born in Boston, Massachusetts and now resides in Costa Mesa, California. She attended San Diego State University and received her degree [...]

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Ron Pastucha

In 2005, Artist Roman Pastucha severely burned his right hand, his “natural” hand. With will and determination, he painstakingly started training his [...]

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Esther K. Chae

Esther K. Chae is an award-winning actor/writer based in Los Angeles and New York. Her artistic work has been seen and heard in the US, Korea, [...]

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George Ding

George Ding was born in Beijing and moved to the lush, yuppie Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. at the age of four. He received a B.A. in Film [...]

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Julia Tran

Julia Tran was born in Vietnam, raised in California, and currently resides in Orange County. She graduated from UC Riverside with a Computer Science degree [...]

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Audrey Dolar Tejada

Audrey Dolar (A. D.) Tejada was born in the Philippines and raised in southwest Oklahoma. She majored in literature at Cornell University and studied [...]

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Xu-An Nguyen

Born and raised in Hong Kong then Saigon and Paris, Xu-An eventually moved to California to attend Pepperdine University where she graduated [...]

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Tam Lontok

Tam Lontok is a remediation specialist and writer. In 1999 and 2000, two of her short stories were published in Encantos [...]

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Steve Nguyen

Steve Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American director, producer, and writer. Since 2005, Nguyen has been involved with the production of over forty independent [...]

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Sandy Tseng

Sandy Tseng was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in New Jersey. She is author of Sediment, a collection of poetry published by Four Way Books [...]

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Kelly Banh

When asked what she would grow up to be, a four-year-old Kelly Banh insisted on becoming a “student.” Following those dreams from her hometown [...]

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Jenny Baranick

There is only one trophy in the world that bears the name Jenny Baranick: the 1983 Crescent Elementary School Read-a-thon trophy. Having discovered that [...]

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Wendy Toliver

Wendy Toliver lives in the Utah mountains with her husband, three sons, and other such wildlife. She’s authored several teen novels, non-fiction [...]

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Min Kang

Min K. Kang was born in Busan, South Korea, and was raised in Texas. For the past two years, she has worked with America Reads [...]

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Lac Su

Lac Su is the author of the award-winning memoir, I Love Yous Are for White People (Harper Perennial, 2009). He has written for, or been covered by [...]

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J.A. Pak

J.A. Pak is a writer and poet. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines. “What I Did For Pho” is part of Act of Creation & Other Stories, [...]

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Monica Tan

Monica Tan is a Beijing-based writer, originally from Sydney, Australia. Formerly she was an internet tabloid journalist but these days writes stories about [...]

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Mai Pham

Mai Pham is the chef and owner of Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento, California, a nationally acclaimed restaurant featuring Vietnamese [...]

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Crystal Le

Crystal Le lives in the city of Tustin, California. She graduated with a Master of Art in Teaching science from UCI. Despite the fact that her philosophy [...]

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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, newly elected Chairman of the CT Young Writers Trust, is co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Central Connecticut State [...]

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Peter Deltondo

Peter is the Creative Director & CEO of Stork Digital. After an honorable medical discharge from the United States Military Academy at West Point due to a [...]

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Mai Bui

Before serving as the editor in chief for the Thirteen Minutes magazine, Mai had written for a handful of publications. His passion to serve the community has [...]

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Trish Santos

I was born in Lucena City, Philippines on April 1, 1986. Not only am I the only girl out of three children, I am also the middle child. My family spoke Tagalog [...]

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Quyen Ngo

Quyen is the Managing Editor for Pho for Life. She grew up in Southern California after her family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam. Following studies [...]

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Wenli Jen

Wenli Jen, Ed.D. is a program director at a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, CA. She is also a college counselor, educational consultant and writer [...]

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Traci Kato-Kiriyama

Best described as “unboxable” – a multi-disciplinary artist for over the past 15 years, traci finds great passion in exploring the world through art and [...]

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Tina Tsai

Tinabot is a writer and educator. Her debut novel The Legend of Phoenix Mountain is a teenage American kung fu romance inspired by eastern [...]

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Neelam Chandra

Neelam Chandra is working as an officer in Indian Railways. More than hundred of her stories/poems have been published in various leading Indian as well as [...]

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Nathalie Medina

Nathalie Medina welcomes this opportunity to have her first narrative piece published. She explores her scope of the world and actively craves [...]

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Mina Kurata

Mina Kurata is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature and a minor [...]

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Kellie Peterson

Kellie grew up in a small town nestled on a narrow isthmus of land appropriately named Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The population never exceeded [...]

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Andrea Rademan

Andrea Rademan is the Vice President and Culinary Division Director of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Her [...]

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Farrah Walker

A literary nerd from the start, Farrah would get in trouble for sneaking Greek mythology books into her math classes to read for fun in elementary school, [...]

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Cindy Hwang

Cindy Hwang started her music career in the recording industry almost 15 years ago; she has produced and organized numerous performing arts and [...]

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Rosa Tran Bank e

Rosa Bank e was born on Wake Island and raised in Orange County after her parents migrated after the Fall of Saigon in 1975. She saw the development [...]

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Marlena Spieler

Marlena Spieler broadcasts and writes internationally on her favourite subject: food — cooking, eating and sharing it. Bon viveuer, wit, and humourist, her [...]

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Elgin Zulueta

Elgin Zulueta was born in Manila, Philippines but now lives in sunny Santa Monica, California with her best friend, a hamster, and a fish. As a child, “Elle” [...]

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Nancy Yoon

Nancy and her husband Thomas currently live in Vienna, Austria with their two year old furry baby, Boobsi, the dog wonder. She has been seen in many TV [...]

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Annie Kim Pham

Annie Kim Pham is currently an online channel host and resides in Orange County, California where she is a full-time student. In her spare time, she raises [...]

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Shelene Atanacio

At the heart of Filipina – Actress, Author, Producer, Community Activist, and Social Entrepreneur, Shelene Atanacio, is a true creative artist. Her philosophy of [...]

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Tanya Sangpun Thamkruphat

Tanya Sangpun Thamkruphat has over six years of extensive experience as a newspaper/magazine writer. She [...]

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Julie Zhan

Julie Zhan is an actor, dancer, aspiring filmmaker, and magna cum laude graduate of the University of California, San Diego. This jack-of-all-trades [...]

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Jim Swaniger

Jim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He graduated from Pepperdine University (1996) with a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, after leaving [...]

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Anna Cho

Although Anna has no formal literary background, has never belonged to any book clubs or writing circles, she is an avid reader and has been writing for [...]

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James Glover

James Glover was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He attended the University of Tennessee where he earned a degree in Speech [...]

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Julie Gram

Julianna Gram lives in Irvine, California. During college she participated in teaching English abroad in China as well as earned a BA in Japanese by [...]

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Koji Sakai

Koji has lived all his life in the Pasadena area and hopes to spend the rest of his life there. He recently bought a home where he lives with his wife of four [...]

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Panney Wei

Panney Wei is an award-winning writer, TV-Radio host, life coach, and motivational speaker on achieving one’s potential, leadership, achieving one’s [...]

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Tina Phi

Tina lives in Huntington Beach, California and is a full time student hoping to get into dental school to become an oral surgeon one day. Growing up, Tina [...]

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Malissa Tem

Malissa Tem is a college student at the University of California, Irvine. She is pursing her love for writing and interests in the API community with Literary [...]

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Jennifer Field

Jennifer Field is a San Francisco Bay Area native, born and raised in San Jose, California. She graduated from prestigious Santa Clara University [...]

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Melanie Lawlor Cooper

Melanie Lawlor Cooper is a freelance writer, editor and blogger. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Glow Project Magazine, [...]

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Debbie Hoang

Debbie was just three years old when she and her parents left a refugee camp in Hong Kong to seek a better life in Toronto, Canada. Like many of [...]

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Yuka Sano

Yuka is an international rising star embarking on an inspiring acting, music, and modeling career loves to travel visiting many countries around the [...]

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Anna Le

Anna Le graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising majoring in fashion design. During her studies at FIDM, she has worked [...]

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Mariam Lam

Mariam Lam is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Media & Cultural studies, and Southeast Asian studies at the University of California, [...]

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Maiv Lig Lauj

MeLee Lor is a Hmong-American who studied at California State University, Sacramento where she received her MA in English, Creative Writing, a [...]

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