International Alumni Where are they Now?

Once you’re a Longhorn, you’re always a Longhorn. And we are so happy when alumni come back to tell us where their experience at UT has taken them in their personal and professional lives.

Alumnus Kelvin Ma dropped by during a recent visit to campus to tell us about his experience as an international student at The University of Texas at Austin and what he is doing now.

Originally from Shanghai, China, Kelvin received his Master’s in Sociology from UT Austin in 2004. He went on to Law School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is now an attorney with De Mei Law Firm working in various areas of US immigration law. He currently leads the UT alumni chapter in Shanghai.

We caught up with Kelvin at one of his favorite local spots: Madam Mam’s.

Why did you choose UT Austin? 

UT is among the best schools that I applied. The sociology department was ranked in the top 15 in the country, and that was the area that I was interested in -- Law and Society. Also, I was lucky enough to receive a Teaching Assistantship, which helped with tuition and living expenses for an international student from a developing country.