About Me

Hi there! My name is Alyse and I’m a Chicago-based writer and educator. Most of my work is centered on my experience as a transnational adoptee and my love for reading, traveling, and all things between. I am a recent M.A. in Teaching graduate and Teach for America alumni. Previously, I received my B.A. in English w/Creative Writing and Communications from the University of Washington. 

In my free time I love to create content about lifestyle and my experiences as a Chinese adoptee, as well as share diverse perspectives in education. I currently work with local adoptees in Chicago through an organization I co-founded, Adoptees of Chicago, as an Activities Director. You can find posts on all of these topics and more on my blog.

As a writer, I focus on diversity and inclusion, empathy-driven listening, and user-focused content. I’m currently open to freelance writing opportunities and collaborations, which you can learn more about under the freelance writing tab.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope we can create something together soon!


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Book Review: Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings is anything but minor. As an Asian woman, specifically one who hopes to pursue English graduate studies, I was continually awed by Hong’s veracity and honesty with her experiences. Minor Feelings may be part memoir, part essay, but it packs what I would argue is a significant chapter of Asian… Continue reading Book Review: Minor Feelings


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