In January 2016, I established Makara Center for the Arts, a volunteer-run nonprofit library & art center in my hometown. Through May 2020, Makara offered free specialized library services and arts & culture programs to local communities through its brick & mortar location in Santa Ana, and then transitioned to a mail order library service in late 2020 as a more sustainable response to the ongoing pandemic. 

Makara in the news!

Books By Mail: Los Angeles Times (April 2021)

2020 California Visitor's Guide

Person of Interest: Orange Coast Magazine (May 2019)

Surreal Tea Party: OCWeekly Calendar Pick (May 2019)

Celebrating Alex Odeh: OC Weekly (April 2019) / VIDEO

100 Most Influential People: OC Register (Dec 2018)

Digital Story of Santa Ana’s Public Murals: OC Register (Dec 2018)

OCWeekly Holiday Guide / Makara's Moon Market (Dec 2018)

Leonora Carrington 101: OC Weekly (April 2018)

50,000 Little Free Library in Santa Ana! (November 2016)

MAKARA CENTER FOR THE ARTS