As May unfolds, we at Doximity take the opportunity to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We asked Doximity employees to share their perspective on what it means to be Asian American. Read on as they share their perspectives and experiences during this month.
Chloe Chan, Visual Designer
The term “Asian-American” has a very broad definition and encompasses vastly different and diverse experiences. To me, being Asian-American means to treasure the diverse backgrounds we all come from, and to recognize all the unique ways that these experiences enrich our lives yet still allow us to have a shared experience as Asian-Americans.
I am a second generation Chinese-American, and my parents both immigrated from Hong Kong to the United States before meeting and starting a family.
Growing up Asian-American was a unique experience that I did not always embrace. I remember spending a lot of my early childhood trying my best to fit in with my peers at school. It was a while before I learned to embrace my unique culture and heritage and now it has become one of the biggest and most treasured parts of my personal identity.
I am glad that I eventually learned to accept and appreciate the culture I was born into and I am proud to be Asian-American and to be part of this community.
Brian Woo, Senior Director, Product Management
Being Asian American means applying cultural norms instilled in me from my upbringing and adapting them for the workplace. For me, that means: respecting elders, putting in the time, striving to continually improve, and thinking critically about the task at hand.
For me, that means: respecting elders, putting in the time, striving to continually improve, and thinking critically about the task at hand.
David Chong, Senior Product Manager
It means always knowing where to find the best soup dumplings and duck.
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