Dear Asian Americans is a podcast for and by Asian Americans, focusing on authentic storytelling rooted in origin, identity, and legacy. Host Jerry Won brings on guests from diverse backgrounds and career paths to celebrate, support, and inspire the Asian American community. New episodes air every Tuesday across all major platforms. Instagram: @dearasianamericans
113 // Kristina Mananasala // Epidemiologist + Biostatistician + Community Advocate
Kristina Manansala joins Jerry on Episode 113 to share her personal journey of being the youngest in her Filipino American family, to studying neuroscience, and now helping to bridge the healthcare access gap particularly within the Asian American community. She will be graduating from the USC Keck School of Medicine with her MPH degree in biostatistics and epidemiology soon. #FightOn
112 // Neil Ruiz // Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research at Pew Research Center // Show Me the Asian American Data
Neil Ruiz, PhD of the Pew Research Center joins Jerry to share about his journey as the son of Filipino immigrants, finding passion and mission in sharing our stories through data and research, and what he has learned about our community through his research work. Please visit PewResearch.org to view his latest report entitled "Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population"
111 // Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Jerry Won
Jerry is back in the host chair as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, acknowledge friends who have been on the front lines of storytelling in our community, and share some historical facts and figures that make our community so rich and diverse. Be sure to follow us on @DearAsianAmericans on Instagram for an exciting campaign starting May 5th!
110 // Inga Lam // Senior Video Producer - BuzzFeed, Tasty & About To Eat // Culture Through Content
Inga Lam, Senior Video Producer of BuzzFeed's Tasty & About To Eat, joins April Guest Host Marva Shi to chat about her growing up both here and in Asia and how she discovered her love of content creation on her way to becoming one of the most popular creators.
109 // Sakshi Venkatraman // Journalist at NBC News // Share Their Stories
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 together at Washington Square News. Join us for this powerful conversation on finding our own voice through sharing others' stories.
108 // Tiffany Lo // Freelance Photographer @TiffGifPhotog // Through Tiff's Lens
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 how she found her own voice and space within the Asian American creative community. Check her out at TiffGifPhotography.com
A look into the power of dual cultural identity
This podcast brings listeners through the adventures, blessings and challenges that Asian Americans face in today’s society. It’s a wonderful, down to earth, authentic inside view into the lives of this very important demographic. Thank you for creating and thank you for sharing!
Love this show and showcasing AAPI stories
I have felt so seen and heard when listening to this podcast. I wish it were around when I was growing up - would have made me more proud of my roots and my experiences.
If you aren’t listening to this then what is the point of you?
Dear Asian American is 100% essential listening! Jerry is an interviewing maestro and is building the next great media empire — get in on the ground floor.