I am the South and Southeast Asian librarian at Michigan State University. I also work on library accessibility at Michigan State.
I have an MA in Southeast Asian Studies and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan. I specialize in Indonesia and the Malay world more broadly. My research interests include classical Javanese dance, the representation of Chinese Indonesians in literature, and equitable practices within area studies. I also translate from Indonesian to English and write fiction and poetry.
I was a Shansi Fellow in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 2011 to 2013 and a Darmasiswa scholar at Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta from 2013 to 2014.
I was a mentee in the American Literary Translators Association mentorship program. My creative writing has been published in Wilder Voice, Nowhere, and Prairie Scooner’s blog.