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- Oakland Greek Festival
- Art & Soul Festival
- Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival
- Oaktown Half Marathon
- Chinatown Street Festival
- Oakland Triathlon
- Hiero Day
- Oakland Pride Parade & Festival
- Eat Real Festival
- Oakland Cocktail Week
- Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
- Oakland Black Cowboy Parade
- Autumn Lights Festival
- Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
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Q. If this was your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine?
Analog, Nature Vegetarian, or Daughter Thai
Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
Bar hopping on Telegraph Ave. or a concert at The Fox Theater or The New Parish
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
Revolution Cafe in West Oakland
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
Capturing the human condition within Oakland through my lens
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
Conscious, Unyielding, Culture
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
Southern Leyte, Philippines.
Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink?
Hennessy on the rocks
Q. What do you love about your job?
With all the rapid changes happening throughout the city, I think being able to use Visit Oakland's platform to shine the light on the stories of Oaklanders and preserving Oakland's culture is what I love about my job. Helping empower those voices within the Oakland community who deserve to be heard.
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
Born and raised on Hip-hop. I enjoy long naps on the beach, jalapenos and “Black Mirror” on Netflix.
Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
E14 Gallery. All of their art is curated and produced by artists of color.