First Generation Burden

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Meet the Host


Rich Tu is a first generation Filipino-American and award-winning artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. He is an SVA graduate and received the “Young Guns” award from the Art Directors Club, which recognizes the world’s best creatives under the age of 30. Creatively, his focus is on emerging audiences and energetic brands that benefit from an eclectic and unique point of view.

Currently he is a Vice President of Design at MTV, and somehow finds time to host a podcast.