Warmest welcome to our newest member of the Rotary e-Club of Houston, Jimmy Thai!   Jimmy resides in San Diego, California and if President of Build a School Foundation, Inc. with 116 projects completed and currently 9 in progress.  These international schools are located in Vietnam, Cambodia, Cameroon, India and Laos.  Jimmy was our guest speaker in January, 2023 and has also spoken with other Houston area Rotary clubs. 
Jimmy escaped Vietnam 15 times, imprisoned twice, and witnessed police killed his brother. Through determination, he eventually arrived in America as a “Boat People” refugee. With no English, money, or education, he started as a janitor at Miramar College. 5 years later, he graduated from UCSD with a BSEE degree. He went on to earn his MSEE and MBA degrees, then attended Executive Leadership training at Harvard University, and Federal Executive Institute.