Episodes

114 // CeFaan Kim // Correspondent - ABC News - ABC 7 NY // Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

May 15, 2021

Korean American journalist CeFaan Kim joins us to share his story of growing up in Philadelphia, what drove him to choose a career in journalism, and what principles guide him in his work as he has worked tirelessly for 20+ years in sharing stories, givin

113 // Kristina Mananasala // Epidemiologist + Biostatistician + Community Advocate

May 11, 2021

Kristina Manansala joins Jerry on Episode 113 to share her personal journey of being the youngest in her Filipino American family, to studying neuroscience, and now helping to bridge the healthcare access gap particularly within the Asian American communi

112 // Neil Ruiz // Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research at Pew Research Center // Show Me the Asian American Data

May 7, 2021

Neil Ruiz, PhD of the Pew Research Center joins Jerry to share about his journey as the son of Filipino immigrants, finding passion and mission in sharing our stories through data and research, and what he has learned about our community through his resea

111 // Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Jerry Won

May 4, 2021

Jerry is back in the host chair as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, acknowledge friends who have been on the front lines of storytelling in our community, and share some historical facts and figures that make our community so rich and d

110 // Inga Lam // Senior Video Producer - BuzzFeed, Tasty & About To Eat // Culture Through Content

April 27, 2021

Inga Lam, Senior Video Producer of BuzzFeed's Tasty & About To Eat, joins April Guest Host Marva Shi to chat about her growing up both here and in Asia and how she discovered her love of content creation on her way to becoming one of the most popular crea

109 // Sakshi Venkatraman // Journalist at NBC News // Share Their Stories

April 24, 2021

Sakshi Venkatraman, a senior at NYU and intern at NBC News, shares her story of finding her voice through the power of journalism and storytelling. Guest host Marva interviews Sakshi as they recollect about their times together at Washington Square News.

108 // Tiffany Lo // Freelance Photographer @TiffGifPhotog // Through Tiff's Lens

April 20, 2021

Tiffany Lo aka @TIffGifPhotog, freelance portrait photographer and podcast host of Window Gaain is interviewed by our April Guest Host Marva Shi about her own Asian American journey, her balance of career and passions, and how she found her own voice and

107 // Marva Shi // Guest Host - April 2021

April 9, 2021

Marva Shi is our April 2021 Guest Host! Tiffany passes the baton to the NYU student and NYC Asian American Student Conference Co-Director as we learn about Marva's story and who we can expect to hear from this month on Dear Asian Americans!

106 // Sahra Nguyen // Nguyen Coffee Supply // The Most Famous Last Name In The World

March 30, 2021

Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply and certified badass auntie Sahra Nguyen joins Tiffany to share her family's origin story, her lifelong commitment to activism, and the story behind Nguyen Coffee Supply. Grab a cup (brewed with a phin filter of course) and

105 // Helene and Catherine An // House of An

March 28, 2021

Helene and Catherine An of the Vietnamese American restaurant empire House of An join Tiffany to share their stories of becoming Vietnamese American, lessons learned building House of An, and what message they want to share with America during these chall

104 // Stephanie J. Wong, PhD // Clinical Psychologist + Host - The Color of Success Podcast

March 23, 2021

Dr. Stephanie J. Wong, clinical psychologist and host of The Color of Success Podcast joins March Guest Host Tiffany Hwang to share about her family's deep roots, her journey into psychology, and why she is so passionate about sharing our stories. Learn m

103 // Zohreen Shah // Correspondent - ABC News // I Saw One Then I Became One

March 21, 2021

Zohreen Shah, Correspondent at ABC News, joins Tiffany Hwang, our March 2021 Guest Host, to share about her family's journey, Zohreen and Tiffany's time together during college at UCLA, and how she fell in love with and navigated her way in the world of j

102 // Lisa Tran // Owner - Tan Tan Foods // Never Forget The Taste of Home

March 16, 2021

Lisa Tran, Owner of Tan Tan Foods, joins Tiffany for an open and personal conversation about the American origin story of the Tran family, how the early years of American life shaped her identity, and how she fell in love with and innovated her family bus

101 // Tiffany J. Hwang // Guest Host - March 2021

March 8, 2021

Meet Tiffany Hwang, our Guest Host during the month of March 2021 as we celebrate Women's History Month! Learn about Tiffany, her show TITT Talk, and the three amazing guests she'll be hosting during this month!

100 // Jerry Won // Host - Dear Asian Americans // Celebrating 1 and 100

March 2, 2021

Dear Asian Americans, here's my story. Thank you for allowing me to share our stories through the first 100 episodes and to live out my dream of creating something for my daughter and all our children. Happy Birthday Charlotte, this is for you.

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.