Vibhuti Shah oral history interview and transcript
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Mrs. Vibhuti Shah was born in Bombay, India in 1945. In India she received her Masters in Microbiology and Biochemistry, and after coming to America in 1970 she started using her medical technology degree to work in a lab. After moving around throughout the US, she and her husband settled in Houston where they have been ever since 1979. Even while working a job Mrs. Shah was very involved with volunteer work, helping with groups ranging from children with disabilities to the Gujarati community. In 1999 she and a few other doctor’s wives founded Daya, an organization for members of the South Asian community who are dealing with domestic violence. She worked with Daya for a few years and was even president at one point. Although she no longer works with Daya, Mrs. Shah is still very involved with community service.