Andrew Chou, MBA ’18
Mary McMahon Hollaender Scholarship
Hometown: Houston, TX
I grew up in Houston, TX as the first person in my family to be born in the United States. Throughout my adolescence, my parents worked multiple jobs and at one point operated their own dry cleaning business. I was able to attend The University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering. I began my career with Shell Oil Company as a Production Engineer, responsible for producing oil and gas in the safest and most efficient way possible. I started on the oldest oilfield in the US, and after two years, was able to move to New Orleans to work on the newest developments and the most cutting edge technology.
It was at this point of my career that I wanted to increase my impact and accelerate my career development. I joined the board of a national non-profit, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, a group dedicated to building capacity of grassroots organizations across the US, and I also began the process of applying to top business schools across the country. The financial aid New York University was able to offer made the decision to attend the Stern School of Business much easier.