About Tammy Conard-Salvo
I received my bachelor of arts at Howard Payne University, a small university in a small town known as Brownwood, Texas. I finished my master's in literature at Texas Tech University, in which I focused on Amy Tan's three novels. My thesis is entitled Creating An Asian American Mythology: Storytelling in Amy Tan's Fiction.
Clearly, my interests center on ethnicity, particularly with the Asian-American and hapa communities. I am Korean-American with some Native-American (Chippewa) roots. My mother is a first generation Korean immigrant, who came over to the United States when she married my father, an American Army soldier. Growing up as a military child, I was exposed to a variety of cultures and ethnicities, and I lived in places like Killeen, Texas, which boasts 82 different nationalities in that town alone.
Currently I live in West Lafayette, Indiana, where I continue to ask questions about identity and culture.