Lynn Chou oral history interview and transcript
- Letter to Lynn Chou from Chevron CEO Mike Worth
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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.
Lynn Chou was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1958 where she grew up as a self-proclaimed tomboy in a middle-class family. She came to America after undergraduate school to be a graduate at the University of Houston after receiving a scholarship to study geophysics in an overwhelmingly maledominated lab. While still enrolled in school she was offered a job with Texaco where she ended up working for 18 years before transferring to Chevron from which she retired after another 18 years. Throughout her years working she developed a deep sense of caring for her co-workers and credits those personal relationships for her success as a higher-level boss. After retiring at the age of 60, she is now ready to travel the world with her family and continue volunteering her time to local Houston organizations.