Hi, I’m Dominique-
I’m a second- generation daughter and settler on unceded Coast Salish territory, the first in my family to be born outside of Asia with roots across the transpacific. When I’m not thinking about thinking and (un)learning, you can find me geeking out over grocery shopping hacks and mangoes.
Professionally, I am a high school Humanities teacher for the Richmond School District #38 in BC, Canada. I gush about my incredible students and other inspirations here. Currently, I am working on my master’s thesis examining anti-racist education policy in BC. I am exploring ways to extend my secondary classroom experiences to other roles in public education spaces related to curriculum design, professional learning and facilitation, and policy development.
I am committed to advocating for and creating a sustained educational culture that centres equity and anti- racism, curiosity and care, and invites community voices to share their experiences in hopes of amplifying a more honest understanding of our world’s reality. Recently I was part of a group that conducted an audit and developed eight recommendations to create a more anti-racist education space in Richmond’s School District. The full report of that work can be found here.
How do we approach and do the challenging work of addressing necessary issues about inequity, access, and systems of power? … whether it’s embedded through our media, our education, or in our government and community policies. Our world shows up in our schools.
Serving as a Voting Member on my school district’s Social Justice Committee and as a member of the Anti- Opression Educators Collective, I’m always seeking opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to conspire about how to better undo the work of racist school systems in the K-12 environment through pro-d workshops or curriculum writing. Have ideas? Let’s connect!
Outside of the classroom, my time is spent supporting youth and community advocacy through non-profit work and storytelling. I have had the pleasure of formerlyserving as a Board of Director for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and Chinatown Today. I’m also a fan of the work of this youth network and this organization.
Do any of these things spark your interest? I look forward to connecting.