Bonding Over Deep Dish and Cold Winters
Angie Chueh, '87
We had one of the coldest winters ever in our first year, and then one of the warmest winters the second year. It got so cold the first year that going from International House to Stuart Hall, a 10-minute walk, took about 45 minutes because you would go out one building, dash to the next, stay inside to warm up, and do it again and again until you made it to class. The second winter was so warm that they tried to put water on the Midway and it never froze.
For a lot of people who weren’t Chicago locals, a big difference was our introduction to Chicago-style pizza. I’m from the East Coast, so for me this stuffed pizza was so new, but it was a big part of our life for those
two years. Then came the question, Edwardo’s or Giordano’s?
It was a variety of experiences and cultures, having people from the U.S. and overseas coming together, and our class gelled together. A lot of the relationships that started 30 years ago have remained, and that says a lot about the people who decided to go to Chicago Booth. We got the education and experience we wanted, but we also got to meet really nice people that we continue to share our lives with.
The nice thing about returning to Chicago is learning about how the program has expanded. It’s impressive because you become reawakened with what our experience was and how things have progressed at
Angie Chueh is Director, Fixed Income-Global, at Barings in London, England, and co-chair of the Class of 1987 reunion committee.