My passion for learning and inclusion started with my parents.
My father lives in a world that sees his disability more than his humanity. And though my mother immigrated from Macau and became a US citizen decades ago, she still must fight to be accepted, respected, or even heard.
Each faced unique forms of discrimination but shared a struggle to find stable employment.
When I was seven, my mother became the sole breadwinner for our family of eight. She opened a childcare center at our home to do what she does best: care for others and help them grow. So each day after school, my siblings and I slipped out of our uniforms and into our roles as caretakers and teachers.
It's no wonder my sister and I have dedicated our lives to developing others.
My parents experiences and example imprinted a deep passion for lifelong learning, inclusion, and allyship. No matter where I work, my goal remains the same: empower others, amplify unheard voices, and improve the workplace for all people.