Sesh Bala oral history interview and transcript
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This recording forms 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.
Sesh Bala was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India and moved to the United States in 1966 to pursue his Master’s degree in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. He moved to Houston in 1971 as he got transferred for his job working for Shell Oil Company, then Shell Development Company. He worked at Shell Oil Company for 35 years until he retired in 2002. He has been and remains on numerous boards of nonprofit organizations and is currently very involved with DAY A, a nonprofit organization that supports victims of domestic violence in the South Asian communities, and Houston Greeters, also a nonprofit organization which provides free tour of Houston. He is married and has a son, who lives in Texas. Most of his close family members live in India.