About Dennis Tseng

Dennis grew up in San Jose, California, the child of two immigrants from Guangzhou, China, via Hong Kong. His parents met at San Jose State, where his father was studying to become a librarian, and his mom a nurse.

Throughout his life, Dennis always wanted to be a storyteller, helping to make sense of the world through the power of narrative. When his parents actively encouraged him to follow his dreams, he left Silicon Valley to study acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Upon graduation, he found himself trying to break into a film, television, and theater industry that was particularly uninterested in casting or telling stories about people who looked like him, (Asian-American). Frustrated by his lack of agency in his chosen industry, Dennis set out to found his own theater company where he served as the Executive Director, writing, directing, and producing 10 full-length productions over 5 years.

This desire for agency and impact led him back to business school at the Yale School of Management, (where he earned the Soros Fellowship). After earning his MBA, he worked in consulting, organizational design, and culture, eventually leading to his current role at Google, where he leads narrative and communications for their Equity Strategy team, helping to make Google a place where everyone belongs. Outside of work, Dennis is a freelance screenwriter, but mostly spends his time in a chaotic, multi-generational household with his husband, his mom, his twin 4-year-olds, and two white cats named Becky and Darlene.


  • BFA in Theatre, New York University (NYU)
  • MBA in Business, Yale University

Professional Fields

Work History

  • Founder & Executive Director, Thirsty Turtle Productions
  • Corporate Service Officer, New York Cares
  • Executive Director, CCS Fundraising
  • Talent Manager, SYPartners
  • Strategist, SYPartners
  • Program Manager, Equity Strategy, Google

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