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Asian American Trips to Houston: Heaven Chee

Produced in partnership with MAX Studios at the University of St. Thomas and Yetter Coleman LLP

Heaven Chee is an attorney, community activist, and proud graduate of Alief ISD, Rice University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Watch his videos to hear his perspective on growing up in Alief, the importance of mentorship, advocacy, and building bridges between businesses and communities here in Houston.

On growing up in Houston:

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On Houston’s future:


About Heaven Chee

Heaven Chee is a native of Houston and an alumnus of Rice University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She has held leadership positions in national and Houston-based organizations, such as the Houston Bar Association’s Minority Opportunities Committee in the Legal Profession, Lambda Legal’s Executive Committee, Developments in Literacy, and the Committee of editorial office of the Federal Lawyer. She is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Heaven is recognized as “One to Watch” in commercial litigation by Best Lawyers in America®. She served as a clerk to the Honorable George C. Hanks, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and prior to joining Yetter Coleman LLP practiced at Foley & Lardner LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP.


About Asian American Trips to Houston

In partnership with MAX Studios at the University of St. Thomas, Asia Society Texas presents a new video series, Asian American Trips to Houston. Through short video interviews with local Asian Americans, the series illuminates the voices that make up a vital part of America’s most diverse city.

Featuring Houstonians who reflect the richness and diversity of local Asian American communities, the series highlights a variety of experiences, cultures, religions and ethnicities and explores themes of identity, memory and shared humanity. By sharing these personal journeys, Asia Society Texas and the University of St. Thomas seek to build empathy and connectedness between people, as well as deepen our collective understanding of Asian American experiences in Houston.