Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University in Chicago for 15 years. Her areas of expertise included gender, sexuality, immigration, and race. She resigned from her position to become a full-time storyteller, improviser, and a standup comic. She is a one-time Moth story slam winner, a presenter at National Storytelling Network’s Conference, and a runner-up at Bughouse Square Debates.

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Ada Cheng