Growing Up

Susan Ahn Cuddy was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Dosan Chang Ho and Helen Ahn, the first married Korean couple to immigrate to the U.S. Her father was an advocate for a free Korea, and left his family in California to return back to Korea to help lobby for its freedom from Japan. He would be imprisoned and die there

This is a photograph of the Ahn family circa 1917. It comes from the collection of Susan Ahn Cuddy and the Island Mountain Trading Co.

Meet Susan Ahn Cuddy

It’s Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month in the U.S., so we thought it a good time to feature Susan Ahn Cuddy.

The California-native would become the first Korean-American WAVE and later the first Korean-American WAVE officer.

This is the cover of the Susan Ahn Cuddy biography, Willow Tree Shade.