First Generation Episodes

First Generation

Being Chief Happiness Officer with Trish Ahjel Roberts

June 5, 2021

Trish Ahjel Roberts is a Self Actualization coach and a Happiness expert. She left her corporate job in finance and sales to author three self help books. In this episode she talks about what prompted her to leave her corporate job, the affirmation that she uses everyday and the steps to mind blowi…

Mexico First Generation

Breaking generational curses with Evie Prete

May 30, 2021

Evie Prete is a chingona born and brought up in Southern California but her mother came over from Mexico. Even though money was tight, education was important and Evie was the first one in her family to go to college. In this episode Evie talks about being the only one of two women of color in her …

First Generation

Figuring out life with Karishma Asthana

May 22, 2021

Karishma Asthana is a young professional of Indian origin born and brought up in the US. Her mother was born and brought up in India but her father was brought up in Africa. Karishma is the host of the newly minted podcast Missteps to Success. In this episode she talks about learning to make life d…

Haiti First Generation

Perspectives of a Resilient Heart with Claudine Oriol

May 3, 2021

This vivacious, cultured and multi-faceted individual grew up in New York City. Her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn was an ethnic mosaic of Italians, Irish, Russians, Blacks, and Hassidic Jews. Her multicultural heritage and pre-disposed inquisitive nature made it very easy for Claudine to rela…

Pakistan First Generation

How this Youth Innovator solves world problems with Alishba Imran

April 16, 2021

Alishba is a 17-year-old machine learning, robotics and blockchain developer who has a strong passion to leverage technology to solve hard and important problems in the world. At 15, she co-founded Honestblocks, a blockchain platform to track medication and put an end to counterfeit medication in s…

Dominican Republic First Generation

Do It Yourself with DIY'er Joanna Munoz

March 5, 2021

Joanna Munoz originally from the Domincian Republic is a NICU nurse that is also starting her own business. In her own words: "Overcoming a toxic relationship with my mother, becoming a Nurse and having a baby while in nursing school and now pursuing my other passion and starting my own business in…

Canada First Generation

How Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) fulfills Mandeep Kaur

Feb. 11, 2021

37 - Mandeep Kaur is an e-commerce seller who successfully left her full-time (9-5) job during Covid-19 to manage and expand her e-commerce business. Mandeep Kaur is a 42 year old mom of 3 who stumbled upon e-commerce in 2019 after feeling frustration from the lack of opportunities at her 9-5 job. …

United States First Generation

Understanding monkeys to understand society with Primatologist Sana Saiyed

Jan. 14, 2021

33 - Sana Saiyed is a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame studying human-monkey relationships in India. She is interested in the various ways humans and animals shape each others lives. Sana is a former high school science teacher and is passionate about science education that challenges We…

United States First Generation

Pay off your debt before you turn 30 - How she did it with Melissa Neacato

Oct. 14, 2020

22 - In this episode we are speaking with Melissa Neacato. Melissa is a Speaker, writer, and coach. She has a vision that with more information college students don't need to graduate drowning in debt. A vision that parents who wish to, can take a year off to spend time with their newborn children.…

United States First Generation

Space, STEM and Saving the world- A Millenial Perspective with Dr. Mallika Sarma

Sept. 25, 2020

19 - Dr. Mallika Sarma is a Human Biologist specializing in adaptation to extreme environments and is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Human Spaceflight Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a PH.D. graduate of the department of Anthropology from the University of …

United States First Generation

Learning the business of medicine on the job with Dr. Supriya Rao

Aug. 27, 2020

15 Supriya Rao, MD is a board certified physician in internal medicine, gastroenterology and obesity medicine. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania an…

United States First Generation

When all you want to do is Dance

July 16, 2020

009 - Sonali Mishra is an Odissi dancer, writer, and researcher currently based in Odisha, India. Born and raised in the United States, Sonali was initiated into Odissi dance in her early teens by Smt. Chitralekha, Smt. Ellora, and Sri Devraj Patnaik in Toronto. Since 1995, she has been travelling …

United States First Generation

How influence of a guidance counselor took Isabel Summe from Brooklyn to aerospace engineering

June 10, 2020

004 - Isabel was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NY and is the daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1988 and in 2007 a Master of Science I…

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A Journey from Traditional Medicine to Ayurveda and healing from within with Dr. Aarti Soorya

June 2, 2020

002 - In episode 2 meet Sleep revolutionalist, Dr. Aarti Soorya. A 1st generation Indian American who talks about her journey from the anxiety of traditional path of medicine to the joy of integrative medicine and healing from the inside out. Hope you enjoyed this fun conversation and remember to …