Legacy Project Video: Steve Choi

Category: Legacy Project, Video


Steve Choi grew up as that nerdy-looking Asian kid who was always overlooked or looked down upon in school—giving him a “chip on his shoulder” that motivated him to excel and prove people wrong. This drive pushed him to attend Stanford University—where he was challenged to think about social justice and his identity. It also drove him to pursue Korean studies and create a Korean student organization at the University of Hawai’i—a community where Korean pride was something unfamiliar. Now the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Steve shares about the monumental hallmarks of his academic and professional journey.