Aiden Yang is the author of The Spineless Porcupine, an all-ages fable based on his journey of self-acceptance as an Asian American trans man. He’s delivered engaging talks on creativity, diversity, and employer branding to global audiences at Grace Hopper Celebration, Cisco, Oracle, TransTech Summit, and Women Who Code. Aiden is the Sr. Marketing Manager of Employer Brand at Udemy, a global destination for learning and teaching online. He lives in Oakland, California, and loves drumming, karaoke, and performing standup comedy.

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