Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature and Publishing & Minor in Sociology
Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing (in-progress)
San Francisco State University
Cindy's professional career began in the publiushing industry in 2015. She's worked with literary journal Ploughshares, student-run music magazine Five Cent Sound, nonprofit Artists for Humanity, and publishing companies Perseus Books and Lonely Planet. Her experience in the industry was extensive, and included adventures in design, production, and business (contracts). However, her years in publishing left her wanting to do more with her time in a more human-centered, impactful way. So in 2019, she left publishing and joined San Jose State University as an administrative coordinator where she was able to try on many hats. She quickly found joy in working with students, being a part of their journey and cheering them on. This joy led her to the Humanities and Arts Student Success Center today.
As a first-generation Asian American and daughter of immigrants, Cindy understands how hard it is to have to learn and figure things out on your own. She couldn't get to where she is today without the support and guidance of others, and she's excited to give back and pay it forward. According to Cindy, "Everyone has the potential to succeed, and my goal as an Advisor in higher education is to not only be a resource but also a cheerleader to my students." Cindy firmly believes the having just one person believe in you can make a huge difference.
When she is not working, Cindy likes reading, writing, cooking/baking, watching True Crime and documentaries, making and sending out handmade cards, and going on walks. She also has a sweet tooth, so there will always be candy in her office if students ever stop by!