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  • "Ethnic Enclaves." Immigration and Migration: In Context. 2017: Contributing Research Writer. 
  • "Food Culture." Immigration and Migration: In Context. 2017: Contributing Research Writer
  • "ActivismImmigration and Migration: In Context. 2017: Contributing Research Writer
The discrimination that the Chinese immigrants faced had a direct effect on their culture of food.
According to researcher Catherine Stull, like the Chinese immigrants themselves, their food, too,
was seen as strange and different, which affected how Chinese immigrants presented their foods
to non-Chinese. As restaurant owners and operators, the Chinese immigrants had to appeal to their non-Chinese clientele in order to survive, and they altered their food for it to be accepted.
— Food Culture


  • "Siddha Medicine and Dravidian CultureSAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. 2015: Contributing Article.
  • "Traditional Tibetan MedicineSAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. 2015: Contributing Article.
  • "The Use of Hallucinogens by Prehistoric People in the New World." Cal Poly Archaeology. 2007. Senior Thesis Awarded Exceptional Achievement in Anthropology, 2007.
Although some aspects of the traditional Tibetan system of medicine have changed with
the population’s diaspora and interaction with modern biomedicine, the majority of its concepts have been preserved. The preservation and expansion of Tibetan medical facilities is
mainly a result of refugees’ dedication to preserve their cultural heritage, which seems unlikely to disappear as these practices are being developed and taught in the wider cultural world.
— Traditional Tibetan Medicine
[These] are the skills that do not show up on standardized tests, but rather provide our children with the essential knowledge and tools to think critically and problem solve. They are the social traits that help our children become independently and intrinsically motivated. A study done by researchers at Oregon State University have found that these social and emotional skills are just as important as academic skills in laying the foundation for student success—and they can be taught and learned.
— Motivate Your Children to Learn