I was born in Thailand in the refugee camp of Ban Vinai. I came to the United States with my family at the age of two. I was exposed to art at a young age and dreamed of becoming an artist. I studied at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and double majored in Theatre Arts Performance and Asian Languages and Literature with a focus in Mandarin Chinese Language. After my undergrad studies, I had the opportunity to pursue my Masters of Fine Arts in Motion Picture in Taiwan at the National Taiwan University of Arts with an emphasis on directing.