Author and Researcher of America’s Past

I fell in love with American history in high school, thanks to my history teacher.

After earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and becoming a high school history teacher myself, I became a full-time researcher and writer.

I research and write regularly on topics in American history. You can find them on my blog and my article in the Chinese Historical Society of America’s 2018 journal.

I am now at work on a book about Ah Toy, the first Chinese brothel madam in Gold Rush San Francisco.