My doctoral research examines Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees operating alcohol outlets in high-violence areas in Philadelphia (the proverbial "liquor store in the 'hood"), and city and state policies prohibiting security measures, such as bullet-resistant glass, exclusively in their establishments.
Prior to my current work, I was a community organizer or social worker in Boston, Philadelphia, Tucson, and the Tohono O'odham Nation, and the Outreach Director for an organization providing American youth of color with volunteer and study opportunities in Cambodia and Mali.
I have a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S.W. from Boston University School of Social Work. I am originally from Upper Darby and South Philadelphia, arteries of Philadelphia's Southeast Asian refugee community.
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