Episodes

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 …

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

Nov. 18, 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 l…

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 pursu…

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, storytellin…

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 a…

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

Oct. 20, 2020

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 leader…

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

Oct. 13, 2020

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 jo…

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

Oct. 7, 2020

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.…

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

Sept. 29, 2020

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. Originall…

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

Sept. 22, 2020

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 identit…

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

Sept. 19, 2020

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 f…

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

Sept. 15, 2020

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 …

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

Sept. 11, 2020

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…

073 // JD Chang // Founder - Crushing The Myth // A Lifetime of Crushing Myths

Sept. 9, 2020

Meet JD Chang, Founder of Crushing The Myth, on Episode 073 of Dear Asian Americans. Jerry chats with JD to learn about this journey through leadership early in life, how a semester in Venice changed his perspective, and how…

072 // Grace Choi // Founder & CEO - Cookable // Cooking Up Authenticity

Sept. 1, 2020

Meet Grace Choi, Founder & CEO of Cookable, as she chats with Jerry about her journey as an academic, chef, and entrepreneur on Episode 072 of Dear Asian Americans. Learn why she is so inspired to have founded a business cen…

071 // #2020Census Chats with Dan Matthews + Minji Chang + Henry Han // #AsianWeekofAction

Aug. 28, 2020

Welcome to the Dear Asian Americans #2020Census Asian Week of Action Celebration. Jerry welcomes Asian American leaders Dan Matthews, Minji Chang, and Henry Han to share their stories of why Asian American representation and…

070 // Kathleen Burkinshaw // Author - The Last Cherry Blossom // Legacy for Three Generations and Beyond

Aug. 25, 2020

Kathleen Burkinshaw joins Jerry on Episode 070 to share the story behind her book, The Last Cherry Blossom, about her mother who survived Hiroshima and began a new life in America. Kathleen shares her story for growing up in…

069 // Re-Air // Dear Asian Americans, Let's Fill Out The Census

Aug. 21, 2020

Re-Air of Episode 057 from July 10th, 2020 // Jerry chats with Jenny Aramony, Kawe Mossman-Saafi, and Gloria Wang Shawber to learn more about the Census, its importance and impact within in the Asian American community, and …

068 // Andrew Lee // Marketer + Martial Artist // Finding Something You're Willing To Get Hit For

Aug. 18, 2020

Meet Andrew Lee, a marketer and martial artist from Arizona currently living in New York City. Oh, he's also my cousin. Tune in to hear about his childhood in Arkansas and Arizona, how he discovered and what he learned from …

067 // Alan Z // Hip-Hop & R&B Artist + Actor // Speaking Up For The Community

Aug. 11, 2020

Meet Alan Z, a hip-hop and R&B artist + actor from Atlanta. Hear Jerry's conversation with Alan to learn about his global upbringing, how he fell in love with hip hop, and how recent events of 2020 encouraged him to turn his…

066 // Justine Abigail Yu // Founder + Editor - Living Hyphen // More Than a Hyphen

Aug. 9, 2020

Meet Justine Abigail Yu, Founder & Editor of Living Hyphen, on Episode 066 of Dear Asian Americans. Justine joins Jerry to talk about the origins of her Filipino Canadian identity, her inspiration to start Living Hyphen, and…

065 // Candid Career Conversations // A DAA Career Chat with Career Professionals from May 7, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

A replay of the DAA Candid Career Conversations hosted on May 7, 2020 featuring Son Nguyen of LinkedIn and Sarah Yoo of UCI Merage (DAA Guest 029), hosted by students Jeanette Mai (UCI) and Manny Lim (Cal Poly SLO).

064 // Patrick Armstrong // Co-Founder & President - All Times Are Local Foundation // A Rebirth At Age 30

July 31, 2020

Meet Patrick Armstrong, Co-Founder & President of the All Times Are Local Foundation, on Episode 064 of Dear Asian Americans. Jerry chats with Patrick about his adoption journey, his youth growing up in Indiana, his windy pa…

063 // Tanya Zhang // Co-Founder - Nimble Made // A Business Tailor Made for Asian Americans

July 28, 2020

Meet Tanya Zhang, Co-Founder of Nimble Made, a slim fit dress shirt company made for Asian Americans, by Asian Americans. Learn of her story of beginning her advertising career in New York City and how a single swipe has cha…