Virginia Duan is the entertainment editor for Mochi Magazine and the Living Justice Editor for Diverging Magazine. She’s written for sites like Scary Mommy, Romper, Mom.com, and Mochi Magazine. Cutting her teeth on internet marketing back in 2000, she was president of an internet marketing firm by 24, worked as a financial advisor (series 7, 31, 63, 65, and Health & Life insurance licensed) for a decade, and now provides content and manage social media for herself and clients. She has profiled and written features of K-pop stars like Ailee and actors like Dustin Nguyen and David Lim. For more examples of her work check out her portfolio.
Virginia’s been quoted in the New York Times and HuffPost, is the 2nd Place Winner ($1,500 prize) of the 2020 Courage to Earn Business Pitch Competition, and founder of BrAzn AZN, an intimate series for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) creatives and influencers. She is also a member of the Yahoo! Allyship Pledge community of diverse creators connected with leaders, nonprofits, and activists such as Dr. Cornel West, ACLU, Color of Change, Bozoma Saint John, and Sonya Renee Taylor.
In addition, Virginia hosts a podcast show about being a middle-aged BTS fan called Noona Army Podcast. She has been a featured guest on podcasts like Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast and was a 2016 Listen to Your Mother SF Show cast member. She chronicles her mishaps here at Mandarin Mama.
Virginia’s first book (affiliate link), So You Want Your Kid to Learn Chinese, hit #1 in Amazon‘s Chinese Language Instruction section in one day. This book is for every parent who wants their kid to learn Chinese and is willing to supplement and provide the necessary support that their child will need.