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, to obtain a customized cost estimate, or to book me for an appearance, please contact me at this page or by email at

Honorarium Structure
$150/hr + travel/lodging (in-state travel)
$750/day + travel/lodging (out-of-state travel)

Discounts are available for on-campus appearances in association with events organized by student groups.

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 speaks at Soka University on February 1, 2020 at the 1st Students of Color conference. (Photo credit: Saanika Joshi)

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
  • Speaker, Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Why the Asian American Community and Allies Must be Politically Engaged, APIASF, (digital), May 10, 2021
  • Panelist, Combatting Anti-Asian / Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes & Violence, Occidental University, (digital), April 15, 2021
  • Panelist, Rising Up Against AAPI Hate, Boston University, (digital), April 12, 2021
  • “Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Why the AAPI Community Must Be Politically Engaged”, APIA Heritage Month, University of Michigan, (digital), April 6, 2020
  • Panelist, Students of Color Conference, Soka University, Irvine CA, February 1, 2020
  • Panelist, Bloggers in Advocacy, OCA National Convention 2018, Washington DC, July 21, 2018
  • Panelist, Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2017
  • 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, NY, 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

External Publications

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)

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