Dr. Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Workshop Leader, Speaker, and Storyteller

Headshot of Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Storyteller, Producer, Speaker, and Educator.

SPEAKER
PRODUCER
EDUCATOR
STORYTELLER


FROM PROFESSOR TO PERFORMER

Dr. Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years until she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance. Today she creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories.

college students in an auditorium | Ada Cheng | Chicago-based College Speaker
Speaking + Keynotes
A microphone against a pink lens flare | Ada Cheng | Chicago Storytelling Producer.
Storytelling Events Produced by Ada
the Chicago Loop skyline as seen from the lakefront | Ada Cheng | diversity workshops
Workshops + Consulting

Dr. Ada Cheng’s approach to storytelling centers on two goals: the liberation and self-permission to tell our own stories, and to create community-building spaces that provide safe haven for these stories to be told. Ada reframes our vulnerability as not our enemy, but as our friend.

— Randy Kim
Host & Creator of The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast