First Generation Episodes

First Generation Venezuela

Embracing your culture with Alba Contreras

Nov. 30, 2021

Alba Contreras was born in Venezuela but moved to Boston when she was 9. Being undocumented did not stop her from dreaming to go to college or going to law school. Today she is a mom of two, a Latina lawyer who helps Latinx …

First Generation Bulgaria

A conversation with a real life Indiana Jane with Dr. Deniz Enverova

Aug. 30, 2021

Dr. Deniz Enverova was born in Bulgaria but moved to the US when she was 10 years old. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an archeologist. While her parents were trying to navigate the American dream, Deniz…

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 corpor…

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 thi…

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 M…

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…

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…

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 nursi…

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 201…

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 s…

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 …

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…

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 comple…

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. Ello…

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…