Sam Hyun

Sam Hyun believes that anti-racism must include eradicating anti-Asian hate in order to truly create an equitable and loving community. By amplifying the voices and perspectives of the AAPI Community he strives to create understanding, social impact, and change.


  • AAPI Focused
  • Civic Engagement
  • Resilience
  • Social Justice
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Motivation & Inspiration


Sam Hyun amplifies the voices and perspectives of the AAPI Community.

Getting to know

Sam Hyun

Sam Hyun is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion speaker who is has worked in the raising awareness around anti-asian and racism. Sam holds a Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in Poverty Alleviation, as well as a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Social Impact, both at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Sam Hyun approach to speaking is engaging with the audience through authenticity and in a relatable manner. Whether that means making complicated and nuanced discussions like race into understandable content that is lighter on jargon. Or whether that is being succinct and to the point, by not beating around the bush and being straightforward with the audience.

He has been asked by leaders in other communities of color, such as the Urban League, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee to speak in solidarity with their respective communities against hate. Sam Hyun has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, the front page of the Boston Globe, and many other publications for his work. Over the years, he has given dozens of speeches, panel discussions, and presentations.


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Connect with Sam
We as a society are so broken.

Sending love to everyone and especially to the families who lost loved ones, as well as those still in stable and critical condition. Praying for you all 🙏
What an honor to meet the US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. He’s served the last three Presidents and is a renowned physician, research scientist and entrepreneur.

We spoke about our pride in being Asian American and how critical it is for our community to hold space in government. Turns out, we also used to live right next to each other 😂
Praying for Damar Hamlin.

For those unaware, Buffalo Bills player took a horrific hit and had to receive CPR on the field. It was clear that his life was in danger.

The Commissioner has the authority to end any game at any time. The league chose to order the players to warm up with the intention to restart the game. 

They were given 5 minutes.

It should never been a decision that the teams had to force the league to make, which is to end the game immediately and focus solely on Damar Hamlin’s life. He is all that matters.

Praying for Damar and his family 🙏
Inspired by my people 🫡

Jonathan and Derrick work tirelessly to close the wealth and opportunity gaps for marginalized communities through their organization, @leadershipbrainery 

Reynolds is from a long line of public service leaders and well on his way as well.

Kimi is a super talented make up artist, who brings out the star in each of us. 

Blessed to be surrounded by these game changing leaders
Wish we had a better line than, “Asian don’t raisin”, but that also doesn’t happen without great skincare products like 😉

Shout out to my brother and founder @seoulcialite and @natforprez for making sure I look right 🫡

And you already know I’m rocking another Korean American owned brand @korelimited with some Korean American owned winery @getchowines in the back 🇺🇸

#skincare #mensstyle #mensfashion #skincareroutine #korean #koreanamerican


The Invisible Race

Despite the increase in awareness regarding the AAPI Community, there is more that people don’t understand than do, and in spite of the stereotypes, the AAPI community is not monolithic. However, many AAPI youth struggle to discover their identity in a country that has long “othered” AAPI, this program will provide frameworks to develop who they are as AAPI.

Sam Hyun accomplishes this by laying out critical pillars of AAPI History. The Yellow Peril, Perpetual Foreigner Narrative, and the Model Minority Myth. He takes students through a journey of discovery using historical context, reframing what it means to be AAPI, and where the community currently stands on issues directly impacting the people. In this program, students will learn to understand the intersections of AAPI Identity, the impact the community has had in the United States, and find pride in who they are. That the AAPI Community is no longer invisible. We matter, as we always have.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The origins and meaning behind AAPI
  • AAPI history and how we have come to understand what being AAPI means today
  • Where do we go from here and the next steps the community and allies should take
Impacting Change: Through Politics and Social Movements

Now more than ever, we are realizing the importance of not only getting involved but being a part of the movements for change in both politics and social movements. However, where do you even begin? How do you make the change from both inside and outside of government and social movements? This program will take you through what it is really like to make a difference by illustrating the truth behind what it is like to work in politics and social movements.

Students today are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but they are increasingly becoming the changemakers of today. Sam Hyun’s approach is to provide the truth behind what it takes to not just get involved but truly make an impact. In this keynote, Sam provides students insider information and explains the process through knowledge gained from experience. Audience members will be empowered, motivated, and determined to be the leaders we deserve.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The ins and outs of government and steps to get involved
  • About the political process and ways to build social movements
  • How to get advocate and make changes through politics and social movements


The following are past entries Sam has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog