Episodes

048 // Ted Kim // Co-Founder & Co-Owner - Seoul Sausage Company // "The Cooler One" - Yong Kim

May 15, 2020

Meet Ted Kim, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Seoul Sausage Company, a game-changing cultural icon that he and his brother Yong co-founded 8 years ago. Listen in as he shares his story of growing up in Cupertino, how he found his…

047 // Jared Chung // Founder & Executive Director - CareerVillage.org // Creating a Village That Changed The World

May 14, 2020

Meet Jared Chung, Founder & Executive Director of CareerVillage.org, an online Q&A platform that provides students and young professionals answers and guidance about their career and life questions. It is made possible by th…

046 // Kerry Kang // Co-Founder - Subtle Asian Traits // From Creating a Movement on Facebook to Teaching at Facebook HQ

May 13, 2020

Meet Kerry Kang, Co-Founder of Subtle Asian Traits, the global movement on Facebook Groups with now more than 1.8 million members. Join us as learn about Kerry's childhood growing up in Melbourne, the story behind how Subtle…

045 // Jessica Chen // Founder & CEO - Soulcast Media // The Art & Science of Communication

May 12, 2020

Meet Jessica Chen, Founder & CEO of Soulcast Media and an Emmy Award winning journalist. Tune in to learn about how she found her love of storytelling and communication, what prompted her to leave broadcast journalism and st…

044 // Renee Tajima-Peña // Series Producer - Asian Americans on PBS // The Asian American Story. For us. By us.

May 11, 2020

Meet Renee Tajima-Peña, a lifelong educator and Oscar nominated filmmaker, whose latest work Asian Americans premiers on PBS May 11th and 12th. It's a 5-hour documentary and along with the episode producers, Renee shares ama…

043 // Ly Nguyen // Creative Director - Saatchi & Saatchi // Be the Best Different You Can Be // HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 10, 2020

Meet Ly Nguyen, Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, badass mom, and awesome human being. Listen to our conversation to learn about the challenges Ly faced growing up in Southern California, how she made her way to Art Ce…

042 // Sam Cho // Commissioner - Port of Seattle // The Korean-American Dream

May 8, 2020

Meet Sam Cho, commissioner of the Port of Seattle, one of five members that oversees the port, airport, and other parts of the system with an annual budget of $800 million. He won his seat as a relatively unknown 29 year old…

041 // Carol Pak // Founder & CEO - Makku // Brewing Up A Meaningful Startup

May 6, 2020

Meet Carol Park, Founder & CEO of Makku, a craft makgeolli company based in New York City. Listen to Episode 041 to learn about Carol's childhood navigating the challenges of growing up in New York City, her journey as both …

040 // Kevin K. Nguyen // Higher Education Professional and Ph.D Candidate // Working to Create Leadership in Education That Reflects Its Students

May 5, 2020

Meet Kevin K. Nguyen, a higher education professional who is also pursuing his Ph.D in Higher Education & Student Affairs. Join us as we learn of his family's journey to America from Vietnam, what event in high school change…

039 // Phuc Tran // Bestselling Author - Sigh, Gone // A Lifelong Love of Writing Turns Into a Story Still Being Written...

May 4, 2020

Meet Phuc Tran, bestselling author of Sigh Gone, a memoir about his refugee childhood in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Hear Jerry's conversation with Phuc as they chat about the first time Phuc learned the power of words, what got…

038 // David Chen // Partner - GTIF Capital, FaZeClan, NACL // An Unconventional American Dream

May 1, 2020

Meet David Chen, venture capitalist, board member at some of the hottest companies today, public speaker, and mentor. Listen to our conversation to hear how he managed to become a partner at Deloitte without a college degree…

037 // Tony Lam // Food Entrepreneur + Technology Investor // Corporate Life or Entrepreneurship? Yes.

May 1, 2020

Meet Tony Lam, food entrepreneur and technology investor, whose life began in Vietnam shortly before the fall of Saigon. Through a series of fortunate events and the tenacity of his parents, Tony started his career in Silico…

036 // Chanin Nuntavong // Executive Director of Government and Veterans Affairs at The American Legion // All-American Marine

April 30, 2020

Meet Chanin Nuntavong, former Marine and Executive Director of Government and Veterans Affairs at The American Legion. Tune in as he shares stories of his childhood, his decision to join the Marines at age 17, and how that d…

035 // Grace Yoo // Candidate for City of Los Angeles Council District 10 // A Lifelong Champion of Justice

April 30, 2020

Meet Grace Yoo, on the ballot to be the next Councilwoman for the City of Los Angeles' 10th council district. Grace shares with us stories of growing up in Los Angeles in the 80s, how Sa-i-gu changed her life forever, and wh…

034 // Sarah Park Dahlen // Associate Professor of Library and Information Science // Children's Books For All Children

April 29, 2020

Meet Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences at St. Catherine University in Minnesota and one of the biggest advocates for diversity in children's literature. She is the co-founder and co-e…

033 // Eurae Muhn // Associate Professor of English - Montgomery College // Teach for All of America

April 28, 2020

Meet Eurae Muhn, Associate Professor of English at Montgomery College in Rockville Maryland. Join us as we learn about Eurae's unique American immigrant origin story, her time with Teach For America, and why she chooses to s…

032 // Osric Chau // Actor // A Passion for Asian Representation in Media

April 27, 2020

Meet Osric Chau, actor and filmmaker. Join as Jerry chats with Osric about his childhood in Vancouver, his first big break in acting and what made his parents the most proud during his career.

031 // Bonnie Tang // Co-Director - NYC Asian American Student Conference 2020 // AMPLIFY

April 24, 2020

Meet Bonnie Tang, Co-Director of the New York City Asian American Student Conference 2020, whose theme is AMPLIFY! Jerry talks to Bonnie about growing up in New York City, how she wrote an op-ed for MTV.com, and why NYCAASC …

030 // Monica Kang // Founder & CEO - InnovatorsBox // Transformation Through Positivity and Creativity

April 22, 2020

Meet Monica Kang, Founder & CEO of Innovators Box, a global firm specializing in the science and strategy of workplace creativity whose proven, research-based, and interactive programs build teams and cultures that are produ…

029 // Sarah Yoo // Associate Director of Undergraduate Business Career Services at UCI Paul Merage School of Business

April 21, 2020

Meet Sarah Yoo, a lifelong career counselor, currently at UCI's Paul Merage School of Business as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Business Career Services. We learn about Sarah's upbringing in Southern California and …

028 // Vaidehi Gajjar // Editor of Health and Human Rights - Brown Girl Magazine // Finding Healing Through Writing

April 21, 2020

Meet Vaidehi Gajjar, Editor of Health and Human Rights at Brown Girl Magazine. Jerry interviews Vaidehi about the first moment she knew she loved writing and how she found her way to writing for a publication dedicated to So…

027 // Danny Tran // Co-Founder - Son Fish Sauce // Building Legacy Through Family Business

April 20, 2020

Meet Danny Tran, Co-Founder of Son Fish Sauce. Danny is a part of a 4th generation ownership and operation of a fish sauce business started by his wife's great grandfather in the southern islands of Vietnam. He joins Jerry t…

026 // Sopan Deb // Author, New York Times Writer, Comic // Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me

April 20, 2020

Meet Sopan Deb! Sopan is a writer for The New York Times, a stand-up comic, and author the new book Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me. Prior to the New York Times, Sopan covered the 2016 Presid…

025 // Anne Gu // Co-Founder - Asian Subtle Traits // Creating a Not-So-Subtle Global Community

April 19, 2020

Meet Anne Gu, a co-founder of the global cultural movement Asian Subtle Traits, a Facebook group with more than 1.7 million members and responsible for inspiring countless digital communities for Asians globally to connect a…