Jared Rehberg is a Vietnamese Adoptee born in Saigon in 1974. After nine months at An Lac Orphanage, he came to America on Operation Babylift. Jared is an Associate Producer on the documentary Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam. He currently lives in New York City.
Jared is a member of the International Adoptee Congress and the Vietnamese Adoptee Network (VAN). A passionate singer/songwriter, he released a CD in 2002 titled “Waking Up American,” sharing the stage with Kevin So at Club Passim in Boston and Angela Ai at The Cutting Room in New York City. His music has touched the hearts of those who have attended Asian culture camps (Catalyst Foundation, Colorado Heritage, FCVN of Boston and Holt International) and benefit concerts (Adopt-A-Minefield). He speaks on adoptee panels at adoption conferences and adoption agencies (Spence-Chapin) and has performed for VAN (Luke Wing Asian Museum), Also-Known-As, Children Homes Society and Family Services, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Center of Adoption and Families with Children from China in New York. He is a Co-Founder of the international adoptee e-magazine In Third Space. Jared has been interviewed on NPR (Crossing East) and appeared on PBS (Asian American) and ImaginAsian TV (Finding My America). He was also interviewed in Adoptive Families, MAVIN, Tieng Magazine and BN Magazine.
Jared is a founding ATG Board Member and has previously served as Director of Marketing/Public Relations and Direct of Community Outreach. He has served as Camp Director for Colorado Vietnamese Heritage Camp in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He is currently a Sales Operations & Marketing Research Manager for SpinMedia, Inc. www.jaredrehberg.com
What does going Against The Grain mean to you? “Believing that I can make a difference in this world. Breaking the mold, knocking down walls, bringing my own imagination and possibility within me to life.”
Quote to live by: “Seize the day.”
Passionate about: International adoption and music
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese
Can’t live without: Family and friends
Color Personality: True Blue