From the shoreline

I’m a landscape architecture student from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, currently attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I am also pursuing minors in restoration ecology and urban planning. My design practice aims to makes explicit the relationship between social and environmental justice.

When I have the time, I’m also a freelance writer and critic, primarily covering design, film, and the environment. I’ve contributed to publications such as Screen Slate, MUBI, Sentient.Art.Film, and Hyperallergic. I’m a 2022 Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellow at the International Documentary Association.

I am profoundly deaf. I wore a unilateral cochlear implant until I was 12, when I had it removed due to chronic ear infections. I do not wear any hearing aids.

I’m a classically-trained percussionist with 10+ years of experience and am part of Cal Poly’s Polyrhythmics percussion ensemble, which puts on a concert every spring. These days, I’m mostly behind a drumset. I also love playing the ukulele.