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    • Andy Lin oral history interview and transcript 

      Lin, Andy (2020-02-10)
      Andy Lin was born in Kaoshiung City, Taiwan in 1984. He started playing music at a young age, picking up many instruments throughout his childhood. He moved to the United States to continue his music education at 13 years ...
    • Angela Cheng oral history interview and transcript 

      Cheng, Angela (2020-06-05)
      Angela is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker who spent her childhood performing Chinese stand up comedy in Houston, Texas. Since then, she's traded the stage for writing and directing movies. She spends most of her life ...
    • Brandon Harris oral history interview and transcript 

      Harris, Brandon Tho (2020-06-02)
      Brandon Tho Harris is an interdisciplinary artist based in Houston who is inspired by his background as a Vietnamese American in his use of photography, video, performance and installation. Born and raised in Houston, ...
    • Christian Toledo oral history interview and transcript 

      Toledo, Christian (2020-07-14)
      Christian Toledo was born in the Philippines in 1993. After completing his undergraduate in Arts management and master’s degree in Media Studies and Film in University of Philippines, he worked as an arts manager among ...
    • Donna Chang oral history interview and transcript 

      Chang, Donna (2020-06-02)
      Donna Chang was born in Daegu, South Korea and moved to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the age of 1. Her family then moved to Bethesda, Maryland where she attended high school, but she returned to Canada to go to college ...
    • Gwendolyn Wu oral history interview and transcript 

      Wu, Gwendolyn (2020-05-22)
      Born and raised in Northridge, California to a Chinese-Vietnamese immigrant family, Gwendolyn Wu grew up speaking a variety of languages, including Cantonese, English, Vietnamese and Mandarin. She has had a passion for ...
    • Hannah Lee oral history interview and transcript 

      Lee, Hannah (2020-07-04)
      Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hannah Lee spent her early childhood in Indonesia until she was five. She moved to Houston with her family in 1985. After high school, she pursued her higher education at Boston University and ...
    • Helen Chou oral history interview reflecting on Covid-19 pandemic 

      Chou, Helen (2020-06-14)
      The special oral history collection is created in response to COVID-19 that started in February 2020. Helen Chou, the Senior Manager of International Services at the Houston Public Library, talked about how the pandemic ...
    • Jeff Pan oral history interview and transcript 

      Pan, Jeff (2020-05-23)
      Dr. Jeff Gee-shang Pan is a Chinese-American geophysicist with extensive experience in the petroleum industry. He was born in Taiwan and left for the US to pursue his doctoral degree in Geophysics at Princeton University. ...
    • Jenah Maravilla oral history interview and transcript 

      Maravilla, Jenah (2019-03-28)
      Jenah Maravilla was born in Manila, Philippines in 1992. She moved to Eagle Pass, TX with her parents and younger brother when she was just two years old. After living in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston throughout her ...
    • Kenneth Li oral history interview reflecting on Covid-19 pandemic 

      Li, Kenneth (2020-05-27)
      The special oral history collection is created in response to COVID-19 that started in February 2020. Kenneth Li was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1957. At the age of 14, he moved to Hong Kong with his uncle and later moved ...
    • Kevin Nguyen oral history interview and transcript 

      Nguyen, Kevin (2020-05-11)
      Kevin Nguyen was born in Clearlake, Texas in 1985, to Vietnamese parents who immigrated to the US during the Vietnam War. He went to elementary school in Katy, but then moved to New Jersey with his parents, and eventually ...
    • Maryl Lou Cabio oral history interview and transcript 

      Cabio, Meryl Lou (2020-03-11)
      Meryl Lou Cabio was born in the Philippines in 1985. She briefly lived in Saudi Arabia with her family and then they immigrated to the U.S. when she was nine years old. In the U.S. she worked different jobs and is currently ...
    • Melanie Pang oral history interview and transcript 

      Pang, Melanie (2020-06-25)
      Melanie Pang, who was born in Missouri City, TX in 1986, is the Director of Advocacy at the Houston Food Bank. She was the inaugural co-chair of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBTQ Board of Advisory for a two-year term. She ...
    • Nghi Nguyen and Nha Tu oral history interview and transcript 

      Nguyen, Nghi; Tu, Nha (2020-04-22)
      Nghi Nguyen and Nha Tu is a Vietnamese Americans couple in the LGBTQ community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they donated to the Houston Food Bank, which was funded through the sales of their designed, hand-crafted masks. ...
    • Richard Yan oral history interview and transcript 

      Yan, Richard (2020-07-31)
      Richard Yan was born in Wuhan, China in 1984 as the elder of a pair of twins. The family of four moved to Shenzhen at the call of the Open Door Policy, as the parents pursued opportunities there. He and his brother, Robbie ...
    • Shashank Karvé oral history interview and transcript 

      Karvé, Shashank (2020-05-04)
      Shashank Karvé was born in Pune, India, and grew up in Mumbai. From a young age, he enjoyed working with his hands and building objects, and ultimately went to India Institute for Technology in Kharagpur to study Naval ...
    • Sixto Wagan oral history interview and transcript 

      Wagan, Sixto (2020-04-14)
      Sixto Wagan was born in Missouri in 1971 as the youngest of three siblings. He grew up with his family’s Filipino culture as well as influences from Catholic school. In high school, his skills in self-expressing blossomed ...
    • Stephen Wong oral history interview and transcript 

      Wong, Stephen (2020-01-30)
      Dr. Stephen Wong was born in Hong Kong. After attending a Catholic secondary school, he spent a year backpacking Philippines before went on to study electrical engineering at the University of Western Australia in Australia ...