Interview - David So

David Jinho So was born in Daejeon, South Korea in 1987. At age 8, his family immigrated to the United States so his dad could pursue seminary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from LSU with a degree in finance, Mr. So worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. During that time, he began getting more involved in the Korean community in New Orleans. In 2016, Mr. So moved to Houston and took over an insurance agency that predominantly served Asian American clients. In 2020, he founded Axios, his own agency that also mainly serves the Asian American community. Throughout the past 5 years, he has also served as President and board member of KASH (Korean American Society of Houston) and been heavily involved in the annual Korean Festival Houston. In this interview, Mr. So discusses his upbringing in Korea and Louisiana and his role as the “middle child of immigration,” which has extended to his professional career. He also talks about the importance of the insurance industry and the role of the Asian American community in Houston in the present day.

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