Allard Chu ’09 is a passionate Cal alumnus who aims to make a difference on the CAA Board of Directors by helping to develop policies that foster a more connected and spirited alumni community. Allard believes that a vibrant alumni community can provide a support system for future generations of students as they transition from students to alumni. As the son of first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong, Allard is deeply passionate about the powerful, transformative effects of a well-rounded education in pursuing the American dream.
Allard’s commitment to the Cal community led him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Cal Alumni Club of Washington DC. Also, he previously served as the Vice President of Activities of the DC chapter, overseeing more than 100 events for alumni engagement. Allard hopes to bring this experience to his position on the CAA Board, particularly in developing the global community for Cal alumni.
Allard currently works as an attorney in Orange County, specializing in intellectual property law. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2009 as part of the 3/2 program while concurrently earning his B.A. in business management economics from UC Santa Cruz in 2008. He earned his J.D. from The George Washington Law School.
In his personal time, Allard enjoys motorsports, barbecuing, and traveling.