Jen Amos found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through bouts of loneliness and mild depression. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and fur baby. Currently, her two main shows collectively have over 15k+ downloads.
Jen produces and co-hosts of The Filipino American Woman (TFAW) Project: A Podcast Show that shares stories and life lessons told American women of Filipino descent. Learn more about our show at https://linktr.ee/tfawproject
“As a Filipino American woman, I’ve been told to be or do many things: Be American. Be Filipino. Know your history. Speak Filipino. Know your family roots. Don’t ask questions. Visit the Philippines more often. Lighten my skin. Lose weight. Get a stable job. …On and on and on. All of these kind, good intentioned suggestions and not once was I told, ‘Just be who you are. You are enough,’” she says. “With The Filipino American Woman Project, we celebrate the Filipino American women as they already are. Our underlying message is: You are enough, and we want to celebrate you by sharing your story.” - Jen Amos, featured in The San Diego Union Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/people/sd-me-one-amos-20171020-story.html
As a Gold Star Daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Director of Operations for a military family focused financial firm, Jen currently produces and hosts Holding Down the Fort Podcast. Military families are far from the average American family. While on active duty, families learn resilience, resourcefulness, time management, organizational skills, flexibility, delayed gratification and, of course, how to establish a new normal after every PCS. This podcast show is dedicated to making the lives of the active duty military spouse’s life easier by curating knowledge, resources and relevant stories so they can continue to make confident and informed decisions for their family. Learn more at http://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/
Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For nearly a decade since, Jen has grown a successful career in sales and in entrepreneurship. From 2013-2018, she founded and ran an online marketing agency where she had a chance to personally work with 100+ brands as small as solopreneurs to mid-sized businesses.
Jen’s been featured on multiple media outlets such as FedEx Office, The Living East, The ASIAN Reader, The Star News, The San Diego Union Tribune, NBC 7 San Diego, and SD Voyager. In May 2014, she was the youngest keynote speaker for the San Diego State University Filipino Graduation Ceremony. In 2018, her new business US VetWealth with her husband, Scott R. Tucker, was named 2018 Best Entrepreneur Start Up Company Awardee by the San Diego Business Journal & The Rosie Network.
Despite the multiple media outlets, events and organizations Jen has been fortunate to be a guest speaker throughout the years, her favorite medium of speaking has been through podcasting.