No historian is an island.

My scholarship is only possible because of the generosity and advice of colleagues, mentors, friends, and family. Community-focused work -- service, public history, and paying it forward -- is core to my practice.

Some of the communities and community-focused experiences I've had on my journey as a historian:

  • Founder and co-organizer, Queer@ASEH, a queer scholars community within the American Society for Environmental History

  • Digital content advisor: the American Yawp (a massively collaborative open U.S. history textbook)

  • Contributor and member, Environmental Historians Action Collaborative (shared Creative Commons licensed teaching materials on the politics of climate change and global justice)

  • Co-founder and co-lead, Stanford Environmental and Climate History Workshop

  • Department of History, Stanford University, past graduate admissions committee, United States field

  • Undergraduate Thesis Mentor, Department of History, Stanford University

  • United States History Workshop, Stanford University, past graduate co-facilitator

  • Presentations of community-based research at community museums in the Bay Area: the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and the San Mateo County History Museum

  • Invited to provide historical expertise for Redwood City, California area memorialization and public art projects on Japanese American community history

Professional association memberships: American Historical Association, American Society for Environmental History, Organization of American Historians, and The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations