I am Florida native, where my parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. I attended Florida State University earning a bachelor's degree in sociology. I spent six years working for Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a non-profit therapeutic wilderness camp for at-risk girls, before moving to Texas in 2005 for graduate school at Texas A&M University. I co-authored the book, The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, in 2008 with Joe R. Feagin. I completed my Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in May 2010. I was recently the 2010-2011 Samuel Dubois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and my second book, Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, was published in 2012 by Rowman and Littlefield. In Fall of 2014, the second edition of Myth of the Model Minority and my third book, Yellow on a White Campus, will be released.