Susan Cho Jhin oral history interview and transcript
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Jhin, Susan Cho
Mrs. Susan Cho Jhin was born in Daejeon, South Korea, where her father was a physician and her mother worked in media, specifically radio broadcasting. Mrs. Jhin (at the age of 9) and her family eventually immigrated to America, where she discusses adjusting to American life. Later, she went on to attend Smith College and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA, magna cum laude in economics. Afterwards, she worked at Glaxo SmithKline in several corporate positions. Mrs. Jhin then received her MBA from the Yale School of Management. When her husband, Michael K. Jhin was recruited to be the President and CEO of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital at the Texas Medical Center, they moved to Houston. Since then, Mrs. Jhin worked to promote Korean culture through exhibits, events, and fundraising with the Asia Society of Texas, the Children’s Museum of Houston and with the Houston Korean Festival
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