Immigrant Episodes

India Immigrant

Mastering Boundaries with Mona Asthana

May 9, 2021

Mona moved from India 30 years ago after marriage. She came to a brand new country leaving the comfort of her family and friends behind. She welcomed the change and was eager to begin this new chapter of her life in a very new place with a very different culture. She spent her first few years in Tu…

India Immigrant

Beyond Barriers with Nikki Barua

April 13, 2021

Nikki Barua is an acclaimed serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, bestselling author and C- Suite advisor who is passionate about making the world more inclusive and innovative. Nikki is the Co- Founder & CEO of Beyond Barriers, a global platform for leadership coaching, personal tran…

Uzbekistan Immigrant

Sunshine Girl with Dildora Muzafari

April 2, 2021

Dildora Muzafari was born in the 1950s in Soviet Central Asia and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this episode, she provides an unusual perspective about dislocation and immigration, as well as racism and women's issues. Her book Sunshine girl, is also the personal story of a girl who grew up …

China Immigrant

Straddling Cultures with Wendy Wei

March 26, 2021

44 - By day, Wendy is the Social Media Manager and Podcast Host at Pexels, one of the fastest-growing, and most loved photo communities in the world. In her free time, she is a published photographer who has worked with world-class clients from Tencent Entertainment to the likes of Taylor Swift and…

Peru Immigrant

One Day At A Time with Karina F Daves

March 16, 2021

Karina truly believes in the power of helping others , one season at a time. She has always been a for the people and with the people type of gal. Over the years, she has developed practices and skills in achieving BITE-SIZED GOALS between her career , her relationships and her sanity . She is not …

India Immigrant

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 2

Jan. 29, 2021

35 - This is Part 2 of the conversation with Sudha aunty as she is popularly known. Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi schools. Meticulous in each portrayal and adhering to the puri…

India Immigrant

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 1

Jan. 22, 2021

34 - Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi schools. Meticulous in each portrayal and adhering to the purity of style, Sudha has become one of those artists who combines versatility and…

India Immigrant

Breaking barriers and building bridges with Rep. Padma Kuppa

Dec. 3, 2020

29 - State Rep. Padma Kuppa is serving her first term in the Michigan House of Representatives and has been re-elected to a second term representing Michigan’s 41st House District, which encompasses the cities of Troy and Clawson. She currently serves as Assistant Minority Whip for the House Democr…

Jordan Immigrant

Building bridges not walls with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Nada Dalgamouni

Oct. 1, 2020

20 - Nada Dalgamouni is originally from Jordan. Nada was the Global Education Director at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit www.iimd.org . IIMD has been serving our global community in Southeastern Michigan since 1919 in the areas of immigration, social services and education. As …

Immigrant

Paying it forward: From the Middle East to the Midwest with Juman Doleh-Alomary

June 25, 2020

006 - Juman has a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and currently a PhD candidate in the Industrial Engineering program at Wayne State University. Mrs. Doleh-Alomary is a proud serving past President of th…