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  • Academy Weekender

    this was a long time coming–it’s a yearly tradition (well so far) for each cohort to go on a weekend-long trip together, and we finally made it possible. these are 29 (but missing 10) of the most innovative™, disruptive™, and fun (but dysfunctional) family i’ve had the greatest luck of having and they make my heart warm. i’m so blessed and glad to be part of this program and have…

  • lunar new year

    In a time where there’s so much resentment and fear in the world, it’s hard to imagine being united. But this is America–where people from all different backgrounds can come together to celebrate the culture of Chinese New Year. Diversity makes America what it is. It was amazing watching 3 generations of families from different cultures come together in Chinatown and share joy. It seems that confetti and celebrations bring…

  • BTS: Lights

    a quick behind the scenes of a fun photoshoot with string lights. this is what happens when it’s dark and stormy outside and you have a camera and lights on hand.   xoxo

  • 04. december adventures

    adventures from thanksgiving break & december, which means i spent the majority of my time home with old friends. this includes behind the scenes footage of our mini photoshoot at ikea, attempting to get snapchat spectacles for the 2nd (!!) time, and partying it up with apple cider.   xoxo

  • iya cohort 3: mural project

    this is part of an annual assignment where the entire cohort comes together and creates a mural together.

  • 03. november adventures

    somehow, i made it to the last week of classes of my first semester of college.

  • 02. october adventures

    the second full month of school, and things are definitely settling down. a big shout out to daylight savings for granting me the extra hour to finish editing this vlog amid the midterms, projects, and work i have. filled with the ever growing number of people i’ve met, the times i craved food that wasn’t from the cafeteria, and a peek at what my classes are like (i promise i’m learning!)…

  • 01. september adventures

    my first official month at usc – filled with late night jam sessions, game days, doing typical los angeles tourist-y things, and even b(ruin)ing my life at ucla.  

  • san francisco love

    during the labor day weekend, i took a break from my three weeks of school and flew up to san francisco.

  • welcome to usc

    it’s almost been two weeks since i’ve moved into college, and it’s been a whirlwind.