An immigrant raised in Flushing, Queens, Jukay Hsu’s interest in economic and community development began while he attended Stuyvesant High School. There, he was Chairman of the American Red Cross Queens Chapter Youth Group and Student Body President.
In 2008, following his graduation from Harvard College, Jukay joined the United States Army. He served as an officer in the 27th Infantry Regiment, where he commanded a rifle platoon in Iraq, and earned the Bronze Star Medal as Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Jukay led economic development and governance initiatives for two Iraqi districts, and founded the first private provincial radio station with Iraqi reporters.