In The Know Honors: Cookie Duong

Age: 23
Based in: Los Angeles

Frustrated by the barrage of fake news that left her immigrant parents misinformed about politics, Cookie launched The Interpreter, a content aggregate website specifically designed to bring accurate news to Vietnamese-Americans. The site translates verifiable news and op-eds, cutting through the language barrier and creating an opportunity for more thoughtful conversations, especially around social justice and racism.

Cookie, an Oklahoma native, graduated from the University of Southern California in 2020 with a degree in International Relations: Global Business.


In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, In The Know is highlighting changemakers making an impact on the world through cultural advancement, community leadership, and entrepreneurial innovation. See all of the honorees here.

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