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

I am available for booking and appearances, seminars, workshops, and 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 [email protected].

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

Discounts are available on a needs basis, especially for on-campus appearances in association with events organized by student groups. Please contact me to negotiate rates.

As a gay man, I’ve long looked up to the resilience of the many women in my life who have, in their own unique ways, defied patriarchal norms while fiercely representing their heritage.[Jenn] is a shining example of someone who consistently turns that much-needed perspective into community engagement, thoughtful critique and fierce activism.

…Jenn has been fighting for these types of progressive measures for years. She has studied our history. She acknowledges and invests in our relationships with other marginalized groups. And she speaks out in order to share that knowledge so that people like me — and you — can join and amplify the movement. 

Eugene Lee Yang, Community Activist and Influencer

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