Episodes

September 09, 2020

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

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 he turned his time in Hollywoo

September 01, 2020

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

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 centered around the sharing of aut

August 28, 2020

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

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 the Census mean so much of eac

August 25, 2020

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

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 America and the voice she foun

August 21, 2020

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

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 the people who are working hard

August 18, 2020

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

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 martial arts, and how being in

August 11, 2020

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

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 musical talents into a force f

August 09, 2020

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

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 what inspires her to keep crea

August 04, 2020

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

July 31, 2020

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

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 path in early adulthood through s

July 28, 2020

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

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 changed her life, both professiona

July 24, 2020

062 // Eunsoo Jeong // Artist + Creator - @Koreangry // One Way Ticket To Life

Meet Eunsoo Jeong, the creator of Koreangry, a comic and zine project she started in 2016 after the US Elections as a way to express her emotions from her perspective as a Korean American immigrant. She joins Jerry to share about her journey through child

July 21, 2020

061 // Kim and Vanessa Pham // Co-Founders - Omsom // Startup Sisters

Kim and Vanessa Pham, the powerhouse sister duo behind the hot food startup Omsom, come together with Jerry to share their thoughts and perspectives on each other's episodes, their growth as sisters in building Omsom together, and business advice and tips

July 17, 2020

060 // KJ Roelke // Worship & Creative Director - Schweitzer Church // Joon-Tae Forever

Meet KJ Roelke, Worship and Creative Director and Schweitzer Church and Freelance Creative from Springfield Missouri. Jerry speaks to KJ about his experience as a transracially adopted, disabled Korean-American in an interracial marriage and how the recen

July 14, 2020

059 // Kim Pham // Co-Founder - Omsom // "She's a Rockstar!" - Vanessa Pham

Meet Kim Pham, Co-Founder of Omsom on Episode 058 of Dear Asian Americans. Kim is one-half of the amazing Vietnamese American sister duo behind the hot food start-up Omsom! Hear Jerry's conversation with Kim to hear about her early childhood in Boston, wh

July 14, 2020

058 // Vanessa Pham // Co-Founder - Omsom // "We Were Meant To Be Co-Founders" - Kim Pham

Meet Vanessa Pham, Co-Founder of Omsom on Episode 058 of Dear Asian Americans. Vanessa is one-half of the amazing Vietnamese American sister duo behind the hot food start-up Omsom! Hear Jerry's conversation with Vanessa to hear about her early childhood i

July 10, 2020

057 // Dear Asian Americans, Let's Fill Out The Census

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 the people who are working hard to make sure we are all counted.

July 07, 2020

056 // Joon Lee // Staff Writer - ESPN // Context over Content

Meet Joon Lee, a sports writer currently at ESPN and formerly of The Bleacher Report, The Washington Post, and The Boston Herald. Hear the story of how a young Korean immigrant grew up to love baseball and Boston sports and how he turned that passion into