Episodes

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 toget…

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 h…

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 …

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 wi…

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 …

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 abo…

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 navi…

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 wi…

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 Charlot…

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 C…

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…

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 amp…

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 practic…

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 …

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 www.ALIA.news

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 h…

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 …

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…

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

Dec. 23, 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…

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 millio…

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…

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

Dec. 2, 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, corpor…

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 …