Episodes

January 05, 2021

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

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

December 23, 2020

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

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

December 16, 2020

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

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

December 09, 2020

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

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

December 02, 2020

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

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

November 24, 2020

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

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

November 18, 2020

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

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

November 10, 2020

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

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

November 02, 2020

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

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.

October 27, 2020

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

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

October 20, 2020

081 // Jessica Ayden Li // Founder & CEO - Justice and Logic // Co-Host Woke Isn't Enough by Healing Equity United

Jessica Ayden Li, Founder & CEO of Justice and Logic, a DEI & Non-profit Coach & Consultant (and Jerry's HS classmate!), joins us on Episode 081 to share her story of finding her purpose in helping organizations build leaders and to build anti-racist comm

October 13, 2020

080 // James Boo // Founder + Managing Producer - Self Evident // Beyond Storytelling

James Boo, Founder & Managing Producer of Self Evident and lifelong storyteller joins Jerry on Episode 080 of Dear Asian Americans to share stories, lessons, and perspectives from his life growing up in Orange County, his journey through Berkeley and Russ

October 07, 2020

079 // Mary Chan // Podcast Strategist, Coach, and Host - Organized Sound Productions // Finding Her Voice

Mary Chan joins Jerry on Episode 079 of Dear Asian Americans to share her story of growing up in Vancouver, how she found her way into radio, and why she is so passionate about sharing our stories through the podcast medium. Learn more about Mary at http:

September 29, 2020

078 // Sarah Park, Son Nguyen, & Karl Chen // Beyond the Resumes

Episode 078 features a replay of a webinar with Sarah Park (Harvey Mudd College), Son Nguyen (LinkedIn), and Karl Chen (Subtle Asian Networking) to chat about career and professional development in 2020 and beyond. Originally aired September 22, 2020.

September 22, 2020

077 // Harrison Lung, Elaine Dang, & Samuel Huang // McKinsey & Company COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery Report

Harrison Lung, Elaine Dang, and Samuel Huang, three of the six authors of the McKinsey & Company's COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery, join Jerry to share with Dear Asian Americans about their journeys in identity, career, and legacy building

September 19, 2020

076 // Leezen Amatya + Thang Duong // Co-Founders - Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings // Building a Friends & Family Business

Leezen Amatya and Thang Duong, Co-Founders of Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings, join Jerry on Episode 076 to share their stories and chat about starting a meaningful food business with family and friends. The best friend duo from college share their secrets

September 15, 2020

075 // Eric Siu // CEO - ClickFlow + Chairman - Single Grain // Leveling Up Through Life

Eric Siu joins Jerry on Episode 075 to share this story, entrepreneurship journey, and his insights and perspectives on media, marketing, and storytelling. Eric is the CEO of ClickFlow, Chairman of Single Grain, and Host of Leveling Up and Marketing Schoo

September 11, 2020

074 // Nausheen Rajan // Co-Founder - Ismailis Rise Up // Uplifting Her Community Through Policy

Meet Nausheen Rajan, Co-Founder of Ismailis Rise Up, on Episode 074 of Dear Asian Americans. The policy expert and Princeton graduate school student joins Jerry on the show to share stories of her parents journey to American, her commitment to uplift the