She is the author of the chapbook Annotated Pai Gow Poker. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Memoir Journal, Denver Quarterly, Kartika Review, Chicken Skin & Impossible Trees, Tayo Literary Magazine, Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice (Carayan Press 2010), Phati’tude, and Filipinas Magazine.
In 2011, Jen was selected to participate in the Eighth Annual Intergenerational Writers Lab in San Francisco. The multidisciplinary, experimental writers’ workshop is a program of Kearny Street Workshop, Intersection for the Arts and AMATE: Women Painting Stories.
Jen earned her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and her MA in Creative Writing from California State University Sacramento, where she received a Bazzanella Literary Award for her short story “Unripe Bananas.”
growing up on a street where all the houses were peach,
hers was the home with the big brown van parked out front