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May 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Season 3

DAAA Symposium 2021: The Paths to Success

with Duke Asian Alumni Alliance
Marketing, Branding & Influencers Journalism, Podcast & Creative Writing Entertainment Business & Law

This May 2021, celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with our Duke Asian Alumni Alliance (DAAA) by participating in our first-ever DAAA Symposium. This year’s theme, The Paths to Success, honors the achievements and distills the experiences of our diverse Duke Asian alumni community. With that in mind, we invite you to join us and our inspiring speakers as they share more about their journeys to success, including how they navigated industry-specific dynamics to become leaders in their fields and lessons they learned along the way.

Below, you will find recordings of the sessions co-sponsored by DEMAN. You can access every recording of the DAAA Symposium 2021 by following the registration instructions here.


Trendsetters in Creative Industries

  • Gary Yeh ’17, Founder, ArtDrunk
  • Alan Mak ’98, Co-Founder & CEO, Version Tomorrow Managing Partner, Public School
  • Moderated by Laura Heilenday ’06, M.B.A. ’12, Vice President of Marketing, Authority Brands

New Media Careers: Partnerships, Power, & (Re)Presentation

  • Kathy Choi ’09, Head of Partner Strategy & Operations Snapchat
  • Jaimie Woo ’13, Senior Development Producer Culture House Media
  • Moderated by Michelle Sohn ’11, Global Partner Development Amazon Web Services

Journalism in a 24/7 Environment

  • Emily Feng ’15, Beijing Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Mangesh Hattikudur ’01, Co-host, Part-Time Genius Founder, Kaleidoscope
  • Amrith Ramkumar ’17, Markets Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Moderated by Zela Chin ’03, Principal Reporter TVB

Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!

How might the shaping of technology make our lives richer and more meaningful? This presentation is a meditation on the design of everyday tools, musical instruments, games, and social experiences. It is a story of how we shape technology – and how technology, in turn, shapes us and our society.

  • Ge Wang ’00 Associate Professor, Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics, Stanford University
  • Moderated by Mami Hidaka ’88, DAAA Vice Chair at Large

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.