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 the 2010-2011 Samuel Dubois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. Currently, I am an Associate 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 July of 2014, a fully revised second edition of Myth of the Model Minority was published. My third book, Asian Americans on Campus, was published in August of 2015 by Routledge Press.