Jenn as part of a panel at Boston Asian American Film Festival 2015.

I am available for booking and appearances, particularly for leading seminars, facilitating workshops, and appearing on panel discussions (see below for a list of previous and upcoming appearances).

For more information or to book me for an appearance, please contact me at this page or by email at

Honorarium Structure & Partnership Program

Note: This program is currently suspended and all honorariums fees will be waived until Fall of 2017. Book me now, and I will appear for travel costs alone!

In lieu of receiving my honorarium directly, I encourage hosting organizations to instead arrange to donate the sum of my standard honorarium rate to one of the following AAPI-focused non-profit organizations, who have already agreed to partner with this blog to accept any funds as a one-time donation. Agreement to accept these funds by the groups listed below does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of this blog or the contents of any speaking engagements.

Hosting organizations are invited to choose one of the following recipient organizations, or to work with me to choose another preferred recipient:

  • Center for Asian American Media
    The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing, and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. (EIN: 94-2801493)
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
    NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s organization in the country. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls in the United States. (EIN: 94-323100)
  • 18MillionRising was founded to promote AAPI civic engagement, influence and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI).

Honorarium fees may also be partially or entirely waived for student-run organizations and events, upon request. Hosting organizations are asked to provide travel and lodging, as necessary.

Possible Lecture & Workshop Topics (other topics available upon request)

  • Deconstructing the Model Minority Myth: History and Contemporary Implications
  • Struggling in Silence: Mental Health in the AAPI Community
  • Higher Education Access For All: Affirmative Action and the AAPI Community
  • Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Why the AAPI Community Must Be Politically Engaged
  • When and Where I Enter: Defining AAPI Feminism
Jenn participates in a townhall organized by the Asian American Journalists' Association and held at the Museum of Chinese in America on October 9, 2016. (Photo Credit: Cefaan Kim)
Jenn participates in a townhall organized by the Asian American Journalists’ Association and held at the Museum of Chinese in America on October 9, 2016. (Photo Credit: Cefaan Kim)

Previous and Upcoming Appearances

“When we were considering someone to kick off our AAPI identity month, Jenn was a natural choice—we wanted someone who could motivate students, but also connect with them through her message. Her remarks were the source of much discussion in our community—she sparked a successful month of events discussing our identities as Asian Americans.”

Alton Wang, Wesleyan

  • Panelist, Session 5: Storytelling in the Public Eye, Washington Leadership Program by Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), Washington DC, July 12, 2017
  • Facilitator, Open in Emergency: Conversations on Asian American Mental Health organzed by NAPAWF*NYC, NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition, and APAMSA of NYU, New York City, NYC, May 2, 2017
  • Facilitator, Bridging the Divide: Creating Conversation in the Age of Trump organized by Yale Asian American Cultural Center, New Haven, CT, April 27, 2017
  • Panelist, Sexism & Sexual Violence: Title IX, Toxic Masculinity, Intimate Partner Violence, & the Model Minority, 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Portland, OR, April 15, 2017
  • Facilitator, Asian American Feminism in the Trump Era organized by NAPAWF*NYC, New York City, NY, February 12, 2017
  • Panelist, Thoughtful Thursdays Inaugural Panel, Yale University organized by Yale Asian American Cultural Center, New Haven, CT, October 27, 2016
  • Panelist, Townhall on Fox News and Watters’ World: Chinatown Edition organized by AAJA and MOCA, New York City, NY, October 9, 2016 (video)
  • Workshop Facilitator, “Affirmative Action: How Does It Affect Chinese Americans?” United Chinese Americans Inaugural Conference, Washington, DC, September, 10, 2016
  • Panelist, “I’m the Other Asian: Racism in the Workplace”, Asian American Journalists Association Conference 2016, Las Vegas, NV, August 11, 2016
  • Keynote, APISRC Graduation Ceremony, California State University – Los Angeles, CA, June 4, 2016
  • “Reappropriating Anger: AAPI Activism in the Digital Age”, featured speaker for #StayWoke: Teach for America Massachusetts, Boston, MA, April 30, 2016
  • “Deconstructing the Model Minority Myth”, Lecture for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, April 26, 2016
  • “Reappropriating Anger: Feminists at the Forefront of AAPI Activism”, Yale AASA and Women’s Center Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 19, 2016
  • (Re)Defining Asian America: The Power and Promise of New Media“, Midwest Asian American Student Union 2016 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 16, 2016
  • “Reappropriating Anger: Our Legacy of AAPI Activism”, Hazel Dick Leonard Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on Gender Annual Symposium, Simmons College, Boston, MA, April 1, 2016
  • Race and Perception“, This Week in Blackness (TWiB): After Dark #68, November 12, 2015 (podcast)
  • “Asian Americans and New Media”, Boston Asian American Film Festival, Boston, Boston, MA, October 24, 2015
  • Interview, “Asian Feminism”, The Youth Channel, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York City, NY, October 19, 2015, 6-7 pm and October 23, 2015, 6-7 pm (TV rebroadcast)
  • “Struggling in Silence”, AACC Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 17, 2015
  • “Speaking Up and Speaking Out”, ECAASU Campus Tour, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October 17, 2015
  • Workshop, Yale Asian American Cultural Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 7, 2015
  • “Deconstructing the Model Minority Myth”; St. Anthony’s Hall, Yale Public Lecture Series, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 23, 2015
  • AAPI Identity Month & Convocation; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, April 5, 2015
  • Workshop; ITASA, New York University, New York City, NY, November 15, 2014
  • Workshop; Asian American Cultural Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 6, 2014
  • Workshop; ITASA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 17, 2014
  • Workshop; Asian American Cultural Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, November 12, 2013

In The Media

“Jenn was an engaging and well-informed speaker who immediately captured my students’ attention. They loved her as a guest speaker because she was accessible and had such a compelling personal story.”

Dawn Lee, UC Berkeley

External Publications