Join Adam & Jeff for this very special episode as we chat with young entrepreneur and former student of Jeff’s (from his first principalship!)
Jessica’s bio: founder of @projectvoicepod | Author: “softly, I speak” (Louisiana Lit Press, 2020) ✏️ | social justice & philanthropy
Currently resides in Boston, MA
“Though having lived in the U.S. for most of her life, she hops from one country to the next in hopes of discovering pieces of home to fill her Asian-American soul.” – from Jessica’s website
Jessica’s Leadership Story:
Lots of Side Hustles, Lots of Passions
Round Lake – Schuler Scholarship – This provided abundant opportunities to explore her talents around the world.
Spirit of Activism/Philanthropy
Child of immigrant parents – 2nd gen Vietnamese-American
High schools lack ethnic studies.
What Can School Leaders Do:
Invite students to come on board and talk, get their perspectives;
Project Voice Podcast:
Documenting stories of Asian Americans;
Launched in 2016
2020 – Launched a scholarship program for prospective podcasters – 3 recipients first year
Pivoted to the “Project Voice Fund” on Grapevine
Leadership in the organizational space.
Needs to shift thinking on running an organization.
More space for more people.
Trying to be less controlling.
All of the dialogues that are happening and the changes to come.
We need to go through the words to see the improvement.
“The lights are flickering.”
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