About

We're working to humanize the immigrant narrative, one story at a time.

Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Our advocacy within news, entertainment, and digital media is creating an America where everyone belongs.

We still ask the question: How do you Define American?

Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Joy-Ann Reid
Joy-Ann Reid
Jon M. Chu
Jon M. Chu
Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Joy-Ann Reid
Joy-Ann Reid
Jon M. Chu
Jon M. Chu
Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out to the world as an undocumented immigrant. Jose revealed his status to three media professional friends — Jehmu Greene, Alicia Menendez, and Jake Brewer — and together, they created Define American.

Meet the dedicated Define American staff working to humanize conversations on immigration.

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