Harvard Asian Alumni Summit 2014

VOICES Semi-finalists Announced!


Congratulations to the 12 storytellers who have been selected to go on to the second round of the VOICES Storytelling Slam. The VOICES Committee was thrilled to receive entries from undergrads, graduate students, alumni and faculty—from diverse backgrounds and with very diverse stories and styles. This week the Semi-Finals judging panel will view their videotaped entries and select 5 or 6 to compete in the Live Finals on Sunday, Oct. 26th.

bxk AB ’14
“Tea Drinker’s Manifesto”

Grace Chao Harvard Medical School ’17
“My Father’s Father”

Connie Chung Harvard Graduate School of Education PhD ’12
“Daughters of Pyongyang”

Michael Hsieh AB ’80, MBA ’84
“My Coming of Age as a Warrior for Asian American Issues”

Josephine Kim Harvard Graduate School of Education Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2006; Lecturer on Education
“Asian Parents Love Differently”

John Lian Harvard Medical School PhD anticipated ’16
“Street Justice”

Quinnie Lin AB ’09, MPP ’12
“Sisters, Americanizing”

Theresa (Tree) Loong AB ’94
“Take the Time to Listen. You Never Know What You Will Find”

Min-Woo Park Harvard College ’16
“Captain Horizon”

Ryan Park-Chan Harvard College ’18
“What I Learned on the Great Wall”

Vidya B.Viswanathan AB ’11
“My Asian-American Rebellion”

Sanyee Yuan AB 2012
“Dream Big: The Story of Disneyland, Oranges, and the Asian-American Dream”

Thank you to the VOICES Screening Committee for evaluating the 34 entries:

Jane Sujen Bock AB ’81

Tawhid Ali AB ’93

David Chan AB ’83

Pauline W. Chen AB ’86

Eunah Lee COL ’16

Jeannie Park AB ’83

Franklin Xiao AB ’09

Eric Yeh AB/MS ’98

And thank you to our VOICES Sponsors:

Cambridge Trust Company

The Coop

Dumpling House

Dumpling House

The Tannery

Asian American Writers’ Workshop