Hi, I’m Dominique-
I’m a second- generation daughter and settler on unceded First Nations 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, or dreaming about starting a podcast.
Presently, I am working on my MA thesis exploring anti-racist education praxis through teacher mentorship. I am working with Equitas, a human right education non-profit, to support key professional learning deliverables from the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 Anti- Racism Action Plan. They include consulting and designing a foundational anti-racism learning module for all members of BC’s K-12 Education System, and a resource guide to support the implementation of anti-racism practices in schools. These are exciting racial equity projects that I’m humbled to be part of.
I am currently taking a break from my role as a high school Humanities and Learning Support teacher with the Richmond School District #38 in BC, Canada. I gush about my incredible students and other inspirations here.
I am committed to advocating for and creating a sustained educational culture that centres equity and anti- racism, curiosity and care, and invites and amplifies community and marginalized voices to centre their experiences. For instance, In 2019, I volunteered to be part of my school district’s committee that oversaw an organizational equity 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 dismantling inequity 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. I am always exploring ways to extend my secondary classroom experiences to other roles in public education spaces and anti- racism education related to curriculum design, professional learning through coaching and facilitation, and policy development. If this resonates with you or if you are interested in collaborating or acessing my anti-racism education consulting services, let’s connect!
Outside of the classroom, my time is spent supporting youth and community advocacy through non-profit organizing and storytelling. I have had the pleasure of formerly serving as a Board of Director for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and Chinatown Today, and began my time supporting racialized students through Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program (KAMP). I’m also a fan of the Anti- Opression Educators Collective and hua foundation.
Do any of these things on this page spark your interest? If so, I look forward to connecting.