First Generation Episodes

August 30, 2021

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

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 did whatever she needed to make sure she became an archeologist and fulfil her dream only to realize the limitations that go with it. This is her story.

First Generation Bulgaria

June 05, 2021

Being Chief Happiness Officer with Trish Ahjel Roberts

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 blowing happiness. This is her story.

First Generation

May 30, 2021

Breaking generational curses with Evie Prete

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 college engineering class, finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship and starting her own business. This is her story.

Mexico First Generation

May 22, 2021

Figuring out life with Karishma Asthana

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 decisions on her own, leading a disability awareness program and learning the importance of being financially independent. This is her story.

First Generation

May 03, 2021

Perspectives of a Resilient Heart with Claudine Oriol

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 ...

Haiti First Generation

April 16, 2021

How this Youth Innovator solves world problems with Alishba Imran

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 ...

Pakistan First Generation

March 05, 2021

Do It Yourself with DIY'er Joanna Munoz

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 nursin...

Dominican Republic First Generation

February 11, 2021

How Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) fulfills Mandeep Kaur

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...

Canada First Generation

January 14, 2021

Understanding monkeys to understand society with Primatologist Sana Saiyed

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 sc...

United States First Generation

October 14, 2020

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

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 w...

United States First Generation

September 25, 2020

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

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

August 27, 2020

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

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 complet...

United States First Generation

July 16, 2020

When all you want to do is Dance

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. Ellor...

United States First Generation

June 10, 2020

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

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 ...

United States First Generation

June 02, 2020

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

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 fr...

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