We often forget that even Asian millennials have different personal experiences from each other. This realization has led me to reflect upon how different narratives between generations can be. Hence, I thought it would be helpful and personally significant to many of our listeners to shed light on what it means to be part of the 1.5 generation. In this episode, we discuss the barriers that my guest speakers, Soojin Cho and Tam Nguyen, have faced transitioning into a world outside of their home culture. (And for those of you who don't know who the 1.5 generation includes, you should tune in!)
Tam Nguyen is a caffeine-craving, cat-obsessed introvert. As a 1.5 Vietnamese American, she is always curious about how cultures influence one’s psyche and identity. She graduated from Smith College in May 2016 and now is working as an application systems analyst for Smith College. Being able to understand people, understand design, and understand how technology can include human-centered design is very important to her. She also likes to make art and see art.
Sooj Cho is a Korean American. After graduating with a bachelor's in economics and chemistry at Boston College, Soo went on to work in the city's growing biotech scene. She is currently working as a project engineer at widely-known healthcare technology firm. Fun fact: she was the Associate Director of Entrepreneurship of the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and was one of the lead organizers of Asiafest.
Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/4/20/episode-6-the-15-generation-asian-american-experience
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