About Me

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. More than a decade of educating children evolved into a decade of developing adults as an instructional designer, learning and development specialist, facilitator, performance management consultant, and mentoring program manager.

I was honored to be named Diversity Changemaker of the Year for my work launching Labcorp's Reverse Diverse Mentoring Program, which won a Gold Brandon Hall Award for Best Advance in Mentoring to Develop Diverse Leaders. Learn more about the program and get free resources here.

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. 

Now, I'm sharing what I've learned with others as a speaker and consultant so we may build a more inclusive and equitable world together.