Tony started public speaking circa 2012 where he served as an Ambassador for the University of Cincinnati. Since there he served as a keynote speaker and presenter for the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Teach for America, Yale School of Management, Citizen Schools, The Association of Independent Schools of New England, Harvard Law School, and elsewhere! Peep his recent promo video to the right. Book him for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Consulting | Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
& Social Venture
Tony offers start-up Social Venture Consulting, as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting services. He has consulted for Harvard Professor Dr. Monica Higgins - Founder of the Harvard Scaling for Impact Conference. His education social venture, Pulse Poetry won 1st place in the InnovateED Competition which was funded by Teach Plus Indianapolis. His work led him to be accepted into the 4.0 Schools Fellowship, as well as the 2018 Forbes Fellowship. In terms of DEI consulting, he cofounded Match Education's inaugural DEI Task Force, and currently works at Teach For America as a Florida-statewide DEI Trainer and Curriculum Specialist.
Tony joins the ranks of editors in the 29th volume of the prestigious Asian American Policy Review (AAPR). Founded in 1989 under the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, AAPR is the first academic, non-partisan journal in the United States dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. This journal is home to the work of famous activists Yuri Kochiyama, Gloria Megino Ochoa - Counsel to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Kevin Nadal - Professor of Psychology at CUNY, and more!
Editing | 2018-2019 Harvard
Asian American Policy Review
Educating | Poetry in America & Harvard Collaboration
Watch Tony in his element. His poetry organization, Pulse Poetry, caught the attention of Harvard Professor Elisa New and was soon featured on their education series "Poetry in America: Earth, Sea, and Sky." In this episode Tony teaches youth about climate justice through Jamaal May's poem entitled, "Water Devil."After students have made their annotations, Tony launches into lively lesson on figurative language, focusing on metaphors and extended metaphors. This curriculum is sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education & Harvard Extension School is currently being used in Colorado, Kansas, Florida, Ohio, and even India.
Tony has been featured on various podcasts including the Teach for America Indianapolis Podcast, The Palette Podcast sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and most recently the Mind Brain Parenting Podcast founded by Ph.D Candidate Jenny Woo. In episode 11 Tony educates teachers, parents, and youth on how youth can effectively "Stand Up" and productively navigate conflicting truths in order to develop one's authentic version of truth. Catch the sound bytes, catch the techniques Tony offers, and share with a fellow colleague or parent! He references work from Boston Pulse Poetry, Indy Pulse, Match Education, TFA, and more! Listen to the podcast episode here!