Meet Kim Foo Chow, MS ‘96


Throughout his demanding college and professional career, Kim Foo Chow, MS ’96, has never been too busy give back to the community.

Throughout his demanding college and professional career, Kim Foo Chow, MS ’96, has never been too busy give back to the community.

While at Cornell, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, he was a leader in the Hong Kong Student Association and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

These days, Kim Foo is enjoying a successful professional life as a Senior Analyst with Citigroup in New York City. Not content to leave his spirit of volunteerism behind with his college memories, he founded a nonprofit mentoring program in Manhattan called Professionals for Active Learning (PAL), which seeks to link young adults with professionals in various technical fields.

In addition to their many other activities, PAL teamed up with the Milken Festival for Youth in September to bring professionals into classrooms to share some of their experiences and to help students decorate display boards that highlight themes of service and opportunity on a local and global level.

Kim Foo is also active in the Northeast region of the Milken Scholars Alumni Association, where he has helped to organize community service opportunities for other Alumni Scholars looking to contribute.

It is undeniable that Kim Foo Chow is a great person to ask when it comes to questions about opportunities for success and opportunities for service. In fact, he is a great example that oftentimes there isn’t a distinction between the two.