Hello readers!

My name is Angel Trazo (she/her) and I am a first year Asian American studies Master’s student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Identify as a queer, Filipina American woman and call the Bay Area home. I graduated from Colgate University in 2017 with degrees in Biology and Art & Art History (Studio Emphasis).

This blog was originally created to inspire other Asian Americans to delve into ethnic consciousness, explore intersectional identities, and reflect on how these facets of selfhood shape one’s lived experience.

As of 2018, upon my acceptance to UCLA’s Master’s program, this blog will chronicle my experiences within the field of Asian American Studies. I will write posts documenting my conference presentations, favorite books and classes, and teaching tips and other miscellaneous tidbits about my graduate school experience. I hope that these posts help demystify the field for curious readers and prospective scholars.

I’m also a compulsive note-taker, so I’ll be posting artwork from time to time!


Throughout Spring 2019, this blog will also serve as my “teaching resources site” for Chicano/a Studies 495: Teaching Practicum. For this project, I will be posting a series of journal-entry style posts chronicling my learnings throughout the quarter. I’m excited to share this journey.