Many of you may not know this, but every year AAAIM partners with the Robert Toigo Foundation in an important effort. We at AAAIM talk a lot about the importance of supporting young professionals and we want to put our money where our mouth is. Every year AAAIM contributes, in partnership with our friends at the Toigo Foundation, to the scholarship of a young Asian American MBA student. Supporting young professionals in their education is something we feel passionately about and I’m very excited to announce this year’s recipient.
AAAIM’s 2014 Scholarship Award goes to a young woman named Jackie Chang. Jackie originally hails from Cerritos in Southern California. Upon completion of high school, she left California to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Chinese and was commissioned in the United States Army as a second lieutenant in the military intelligence corps. In her seven years in the Army, she has been stationed in Germany, Arizona, and Kentucky with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has held a variety of leadership positions ranging from platoon leader to company commander. She recently separated from the Army and is currently a student at Harvard Business School.
It’s the support and contributions of AAAIM members around the country – and the world – that make it possible for us to provide Jackie this support. I hope you will join me in wishing her best of luck in her next steps!