Nami Ha McCown was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1949. She immigrated to the United States in 1977 to New York City after attending Yonsei University in Korea studying performance and opera. McCown first moved to Houston in 1979 to work as an Assistant Branch Manager at the Greenway Plaza when she was 28 years old. In this interview, we explore McCown's journey as she immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the midst of the political conflict between South Korea and Japan. McCown has one son who works as a successful lawyer and she currently lives in Houston working as the founder of the McCown Energy and Wellness. McCown is actively involved in numerous community organizations such as the Asian Society, MFAA, DAA, and the Korean Culture Center.