BA in English Literature, May 2012
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
AA in Liberal Arts, May 2010
Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
Spoken Word Administrative / Work Experience
Outreach Coordinator. Aug 2014 – Present
Pacific Tongues, Honolulu, HI
Pacific Tongues BNV Coach. April 2014 – Aug 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii. Competed in Philadelphia, PA.
Accomplishments: Pacific Tongues places 5th out of 50 International Teams.
Poet Facilitator, Aug 2009 – May 2010. June 2012 – Present
Pacific Tongues, Honolulu, HI
Future Corps Member. July 2010.
Brave New Voices. Occidental College. California.
Poet Mentor, June 2010 – May 2012
Youth Speaks, San Francisco, CA
School Residencies Held
Poet Facilitator / Slam Coach Aug 2014 – Present
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Poet Facilitator / Slam Coach Aug 2013 – May 2014
Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI
Accomplishments: Farrington Slam Wins 2013 Hawaii Interscholastic Slam Championship
Poet Facilitator / Slam Coach Aug 2009 – May 2010
Kalani High School, Honolulu, HI
Accomplishments: Kalani Slam Wins 2009 Hawaii Interscholastic Slam Championship
Ink Slam Champion (2013). Member of Da Poetry Lounge Team. Los Angeles, CA.
College Union Poetry Slam Invitational ‘Best of the Rest’ Performer (2012) (selected out of 250 poets competing). University of La Verne. La Verne, CA.
Battle of the Bay Champion (2011) Member of the USF Slam Team. Held at the University of California Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
University of San Francisco Grand Slam Champion (2011) (placed 1st out of 20 poets). University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.
Nothin' Sexy About It: Sexual Violence & Drug Abuse Competition Winner. (2011) (Placed 1st out of 12 selected poets competiting). University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.
The Hawaii State Senate Recognition & Congratulatory Certificate. (2009) (The Senate congratulates and support the members of the 2008 & 2009 Youth Speaks Hawaii team). Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brave New Voices Champion (2008, 2009) Member of the Youth Speaks Hawaii Team. (Placed 1st out of 50 International Teams). 2008 won in Washington, DC. 2009 won in Chicago, Illinois.
Youth Speaks Hawaii Grand Slam Champion (2009). (placed 1st out of 20 poets). Honolulu, Hawaii.
Hawaii Interscholstic Slam Champion (2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007, 2008). Member of the Kalani Slam Team. Honolul, Hawaii.
Metamorphosis. Self published chapbook. 2014.
Time Capsule. Self published chapbook. 2010.
Hawaii Women’s Journal. Orginial poem, “Christine”. Issue #3, Page 24. 2009.
Notable Feature Performances
HBO documentary Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices. Featured member of 1st place team: Youth Speaks Hawaii. 2008.
GirlFest. (2007, 2008, 2009). Featured Spoken Word Performer along side notable performers such as Amber Tamblin & Mindy Neifertti. 2007 San Francisco, Ca. 2008, 2009 Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii State Senate Leaders of Tomorrow. Featured performer alongside Noa Helela, Jason Mateo, Melvin Won Pat Borja. Hawaii State Capitol. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2012.
Kotuia. Featured Spoken Word Performer alongside the 2008 Youth Speaks Hawaii Team. Kafia, New Zealand. September 2010.
Bring the Noise. Featured Performer along side Blue Scholars and Grammy Award winning artist Makana. Arts at Mark’s Garage. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2008.
Soulgasm x Culture. Featured Performer alongside Oveous Maximus. Next Door. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2010.
Peace Day. 8th Annual Peace Day Celebration. Featured Performer alongside Tui Scanlan. Pahoa High School. Big Island, Hawaii. 2010.
Hawaii Theater Slam. Featured Performer alongside Jamaica Osorio. Hawaii Theater. Honolulu, Hawaii. December 2010.
Emancipation Celebration. Featured Performer alongside Jason Tom Human Beatbox, Sterling Higa, Blacksquare. The Venue at Bambu Two. Honolulu, Hawaii. July 2011.
Indigenous Peoples Day. Featured Performer alongside Terisa Siagatonu. University California Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. September 2011.
Pacific Island Voices. Featured alongside One Love Oceania. De Young Museum. San Francisco, California. March 2011.
Out Loud. Featured Performer alongside Craig Santos Perez, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Daren Kamali. Windward Community College. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2012.
Molokai Slam. Very 1st Slam on the island. Featured performer / guest judge. Molokai High School. Hawaii. 2014.
Slam Team Experience
Team Katsu Southern Fried 1x Member. 2013. Represented the State of Hawaii in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 21st Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam.
Hawaii Slam. 2x Member. 2010, 2013
University of San Francisco Slam Team. 2x Member. 2010 - 2012
Youth Speaks Hawaii Slam Team 3x Member. 2007 - 2009
Kalani Slam Team 4x Member. 2006 - 2008
36th Street Blues. Main cast member. Written and Directed by Jasmine Williams. July 2013 Greenway Court Theater. Los Angeles, California.
36th Street Blues. Main cast member. Written and Directed by Jasmine Williams. April 2012. Black Box Theater. San Francisco State University. San Francisco, California.
Pieces of Colors: A One Woman Show. Written and performed by Jocelyn Ng. Directed by Paul Flores. May 2011. Black Box Theater. University of San Francisco. San Francisco, California.