A Conversation with Teresa Hsiao, Co-Creator of Awkwafina is Nora From Queens


Event Details

Location and Time: Via Zoom on August 26, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET


Registration: Please register using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registrants will receive their own link directly.


About the Event

The Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (H4A) and Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) cordially invite their members to a virtual discussion with Teresa Hsiao, led by Emily Song. The topics will include the creation and production of the Awkwafina series, Teresa’s career, and an upcoming feature film on which Teresa is a co-writer, along with Adele Lim and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong. There will be time for an audience Q&A.


About the Speakers

Teresa Hsiao (Harvard AB ’07) is a co-creator and Executive Producer of the hit Comedy Central television series Awkwafina is Nora From Queens. Its cast includes Awkwafina, Bowen Yang, BD Wong, and Lori Tan Chinn. The series’ second season premieres on August 18. Teresa has also been a producer on television shows such as American Dad and Fresh Off the Boat, and a writer on shows such as American Dad and Family Guy. Teresa is also a co-writer and producer, along with Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians, Raya and the Last Dragon) and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, Family Guy), of an upcoming film about four Asian American women who travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers. Ashley Park (Emily in Paris, Girls 5Eva) will be one of the film’s cast members.


Emily Song is an Asia Business Development Executive at United Talent Agency (UTA), where she leverages the global nature of entertainment and brands, focusing on high-profile endorsement and ventures deals for actors, musicians, athletes and influencers. Song’s diverse client roster includes JJ Lin, Daniel Wu, Paris Hilton, Grimes, Frances Frei, Jessica Jung, Li Bingbing, Angelababy, and many more.


In her role, Forbes named Song to its “30 Under 30” list, noting she is the “entertainment industry's best hope to connect the U.S. and Chinese markets.” Song graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Design and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.