Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence
- The Body Papers, Restless Books, April 2019.
- "The Arm of Mercy," And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic, edited by Ilan Stavans, Restless Books 2020.
- "River of Grief," Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19, edited by Jennifer Haupt, Central Avenue Publishing 2020.
- "How to Cross the Street in Manila," Tufts Magazine, June 2016.
- My Father's Noose, Brevity 23, 2007.
- "1984," VIDA Review, July 2020.
- "The Book of Life and Death," Tufts Magazine, Summer 2007.
- Grant from United States Artists [USA], 2022
- Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Award in Prose, 2022
- Brother Thomas Fellow, 2021
- Winner, Nonfiction Award, 20th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards
- Winner, 10th Annual One City One Story Author, Boston Book Festival
- Winner, Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction
- Fulbright Senior Scholar, Philippine American Educational Foundation Dorothy O’Connor Award, Women’s National Book Association
- Winner, Ivy Terasaka Short Story Competition, Our Own Voice
- Artist Grant in Fiction Writing, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Selected Video Clips
- Coming to America, Suitcase Stories Part 1, Stories from the Stage Season 7, The World Channel
- First Year Reads, Johnson and Wales University
- Discussion on Motherhood @CSPAN
- Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction (Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
- Introduction to Fiction (Spring 2020, Fall 2020)