I am a doctoral candidate in the History Department at New York University. My dissertation project, Manila Bayou: Race, Property, and Empire in Filipino Louisiana tells the story of Filipino communities in Louisiana from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. My primary advisor is Martha Hodes.
In 2018, I received the NYU History Department’s Bessie and George Levy Prize for Excellence in American History. My first paper, "First as Farce, Then as Farce: The Sultan of Sulu's Second Tour of America" won the department’s Howard Reese Prize for Best Paper in Diplomatic History. I received my B.A. from the George Washington University with Honors in History in 2013.