All Episodes

099 // Brian Lee // Co-Founder - BAM VC // DAA Full Circle

March 1, 2021

Always wondered what motivated and spark the idea of Dear Asian Americans? Listen to 099 with Brian Lee of BAM VC today to learn the stroy behind DAA and also the journey of the founder behind LegalZoom, ShoeDazzle, Honest Company, and many more household

098 // Liz Kleinrock // Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Educator // To Teach and Transform

Feb. 27, 2021

Teach and Transform Founder Liz Kleinrock joins Jerry on Episode 098 of Dear Asian Americans to share her story as a Korean adoptee growing up in America and finding her passion and mission teaching anti-bias and anti-racist education. She is an award win

097 // Cynthia Liu // Co-Founder - AZI Media // Asian American Storytelling

Feb. 24, 2021

Cynthia Liu, Co-Founder of AZI Media and Asian American marketer and storyteller joins Jerry on Episode 097 to share her journey growing up in the Midwest, finding her love of media, and eventually finding her calling in amplifying our untold stories.

096 // Dr. Jenny Fagel // Co-Founder - The Grown Up Asian

Feb. 19, 2021

Dr. Jenny Fagel, internal medicine physician, shares her journey of growing up in Delaware, her path into medicine, and her new career helping fellow Asian Americans discover theirs best selves with her life coaching practice The Grown Up Asian, which she

095 // Jane Kim // Executive Director - Kollaboration // Finding Her Why in Service

Feb. 15, 2021

Jane Kim, Executive Director of Asian American empowerment non profit Kollaboration, joins Jerry on Episode 095 to share her story of growing up in Chicagoland, journey through the ranks at the YMCA, and finding her home at Kollaboration.

094 // Annie Lin // Founder - The ALIA // Amplifying Her Voice

Feb. 9, 2021

Founder of The ALIA - Asian Lives in America Annie Lin joins us on Episode 094 to share her journey and why she is passionate about creating spaces to amplify the voices of Asian women. Learn more at

093 // Coonoor Behal // Founder & CEO - Mindhatch + Author + Speaker // I QUIT!

Jan. 12, 2021

Innovation strategist, author, and speaker Coonoor Behal joins Jerry on Episode 093 to share about her experience growing up in rural Ohio, her passion for performance, and why she decided to chart her own patch. Check out her work and her upcoming book I

092 // Mayly Tao // Owner - DK's Donuts & Bakery + Donut Princess LA // Legacy Building

Jan. 8, 2021

Mayly Tao, Owner of DK's Donuts & Bakery + Donut Princess LA, joins Jerry to chat about her childhood growing up the daughter of Cambodian immigrants in the donut business, how she found her way back into that business, and what she has done to improve an

091 // Connie J. Lee // Producer + Reporter // The Asian American Storyteller

Jan. 5, 2021

Connie J. Lee, global producer and reporter, shares her journey of growing up Korean American, finding her passion in storytelling, and having the unique experience of both telling our stories in Asia and in the US for Asian media companies. She is also t

090 // Marshall Cho // Head Coach - Boys Basketball Lake Oswego HS // Lake Cho

Dec. 22, 2020

Marshall Cho, Boys Basketball Head Coach of Lake Oswego HS, joins Jerry on Episode 090 to share his journey of growing up in Springfield, Oregon, finding his passion for teaching and basketball in The Bronx, using basketball to teach kids life skills in M

089 // Sheena Yap Chan // Host - The Tao of Self Confidence // The Impact of A Million Downloads

Dec. 16, 2020

Speaker, Consultant, and Host of The Tao of Self Confidence Podcast Sheena Yap Chan joins Jerry to share her origin story, how an event changed her life perspective, and how she has been able to create her show into a million+ download podcast, positively

088 // Jane Dong // Co-Founder & COO - Frankly Apparel // Be Authentic. Be Frank. Be You.

Dec. 9, 2020

Former collegiate golfer, investment banker, and Uber leader turned women's apparel founder Jane Dong joins Jerry on Episode 088 to share her journey of overcoming odds and obstacles on her way to finding in Frankly what she had sought all her life: a com

087 // Ryan Alexander Holmes // Actor // 100% Chinese. 100% African American.

Dec. 1, 2020

Actor and content creator Ryan Alexander Holmes joins Jerry on the show to share his unique Asian American story of growing up the child of a Chinese mother and African American father as he navigated private schools, corporate life, and acting. Follow hi

086 // Daniel Cho // Professional Ballet Dancer // Moving Through Life with Grace

Nov. 24, 2020

Professional Ballet Dancer Daniel Jae Cho joins Jerry on Episode 086 to share his journey through academics and dance, something he discovered as an adult in college. Tune is to hear what life has been for an Asian American male ballet dancer pre and now

085 // Peter Hyung Seok Lee // Founder of COBA COFFEE // Brewing Up Life His Own Way

Nov. 17, 2020

Peter Lee, Founder of COBA Coffee, joins Jerry on Episode 085 to share his story of reinventing himself through grit and ingenuity to rebuild his life after a series of events led him off his chosen path. Tune in for great lessons in life and business and

084 // Sierra Katow // Stand-Up Comedian + Writer + Host of Stay Podsitive

Nov. 10, 2020

Stand-up comic & writer Sierra Katow joins Jerry on Episode 084 to share her journey as a comic from going to her very first open mic during high school, shining on the national TV stage during college, and how she has pursued her love of telling jokes si

083 // AAPI (POD) CAST YOUR VOTE! // An AAPIs for Biden Event featuring Asian American Pacific Islander Podcasters

Nov. 2, 2020

Jerry hosts an AAPI for Biden event featuring fellow Asian American Pacific Islander podcasters Ken Fong, Punam Saxena, Minji Chang, Nidhi Shastri, Helen Li, and Tiffany Yu to share our thoughts on on podcasting, storytelling, and voting.

082 // Howard Ou // National AAPI & LGBTQ+ Engagement Deputy Director - Biden for President

Oct. 27, 2020

Howard Ou, National AAPI & LGBTQ+ Engagement Deputy Director for Biden for President, joins Jerry to share his story of setbacks, pivots, and growth on his way to serving as the Engagement Deputy Director for both the AAPI and LGBTQ+ communities for the B