Her teachers included William Albright, William Bolcom, Yien-Chung Huang, Yien Lu, Mark Phillips, Bright Sheng and Loong-Hsing Wen. She has received numerous honors; these include the Harvard Fromm Fellowship, a Klangforum Wein commission, the SCI/ASCAP Student Composer Commission, ISCM/League of Composers Competition, the Margaret Blackburn Competition, the Hong Kong Chou Scholarship, the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, the "Music Taipei" award, NACUSA, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Bureau Music Contest, the Taiwan Provincial Music Competition, the Taiwan National Songwriting Prize, a Taiwan International Community Radio grant, and the Taiwan International Young Composers Competition.
She is composer-in residence with Taiwan's premiere traditional Chinese instrument group, China Found Music Workshop. Her music has had numerous performances and broadcasts worldwide in Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hawaii, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and around the continental United States. She has taught at Johnson County Community College, Washburn University, and the University of Michigan. Her works appear on CDs from the Albany/Capstone label and have been published by World-Wide-Music