I strive to be better at how I live and how I treat others everyday.
I come from a close knit first generation immigrant family, which may be why I am inclined to root for outsiders.
I've got a few contradictions:
Need for community/introspection, like the access to culture in city life/yearn for the tranquility of the small town of my childhood, want financial stability/ time to pursue my art.
I was born in Vietnam, grew up in Florida, went to art school in New York City, got to see the world on a fellowship post-undergrad, finished my master's in Jazz piano here in our nation's capital.