Academic Equity and Inclusivity Professional | Hip Hop Practitioner and Educator
As a son of immigrants I have experienced first hand the effects of institutional assimilation attached to societal frameworks and ideologies geared to oppress and marginalize people of color. For the past 15 years now I have dedicated my life in mentoring, educating and empowering our youth of color to begin both navigating and unpacking patriarchal white-hegemonic institutional ideologies. I have also worked with many local institutions, organizations, and public offices to establish equitable and inclusionary practices in order to better serve communities experiencing poverty and discrimination.
Alongside my vigerous community work I am the Executive Director of "All The Way Live Foundation;" an award winning humanitarian organization that utilizes Hip Hop Culture as a means to heal, empower and educate disenfranchised communities both locally and across the world.
I look forward to continuing my journey as a Social Justice advocate and a community leader in both education and community. My goal for this space is to share my experiences with Equity, Inclusivity, and Hip Hop Culture. I am in no way an expert on any of these topics, but am 100% committed to learning and understanding these frameworks thoroughly and earnestly.
Please feel free to connect with me for any and all inquiries.
A glimpse into my world of advocacy and research.
California State University East Bay
Educational Leadership in Social Justice - Candidate (2022)
California College of the Arts
California State University East Bay
Theater & Dance
Awards + Recognitions
2020 California State University East Bay - 40 Under 40 Award
Cal State East Bay and the Alumni Association recognizes young alumni who have made significant contributions toward improving and uplifting their communities and beyond.
The 40 Under 40 award program identifies alumni age 40 or younger who have demonstrated dedication, excellence anddevelopment in their professional, philanthropic and personal endeavors.
2019 Congressional Recognition | Ro Khanna - Congressmen (CA-17)
Recognized as a LatinX community leader and organizer by congressmen Ro Khanna for his equitable actions and continuous activism in social justice throughout Alameda County.
2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipient
This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from each of the five districts of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, for their outstanding achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and the residents of Alameda County. Award recipients will be presented to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors by the Arts Commission.
All The Way Live Foundation
Nurturing love and comUNITY
All The Way Live Taiwan
All The Way Live Foundation x B-boy City Projects - A week long collaboration of dancers from around the world geared towards uplifting and educating Taiwanese Aboriginal youth experiencing marginalization and poverty.
Here's a quick synopsis of the work and empathy carried out by our amazing staff and volunteers in the beautiful Hualien/Taitung regions of Taiwan.
All The Way Live Nepal | "I promise to make my dreams come true"
As a Director I managed the day-to-day operations of both the talent and media teams. The goals were to capture the interactions between youth and talent while showcasing the beautiful Nepalese landscape.
All The Way Live El Salvador | Leaving a Thumbprint
Project Managed the video-capturing of key individuals/artists while designing a dialogue that depicts the struggles yet showcases the talents of local Apopa (El Salvador) Youth. Also secured the safety of the production team by working with local authorities and government.
All The Way Live Taiwan | National B-boy Day
Conceptualized the overall project and designed both post-video marketing and media production strategies, while creating and capturing a narrative that meets the organizations Mission Statement and bringing global awareness to Taiwanese youth living with disabilities.