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Crain's New York Business
Sam Quan Krueger (MPA '06) was the subject of a feature in the Business Lives section of Crain's New York Business in November. The COO of the Museum
of Chinese in the Americas, Krueger is currently overseeing the museum's move from
a small exhibit space on Mulberry Street into a new home at Lafayette and Centre Streets. The new space will be designed by architect Maya Lin, who created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. MoCA, which is "dedicated
to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere," was founded in 1980.
Though he is of Vietnamese descent, Krueger believes that all Asian immigrants can relate to the Chinese experience. His family, including a stepfather who was in the U.S. Air Force, was airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975. They settled on Long Island in a town where Krueger was the only Asian
in a high school class of 700.
In addition to the museum's move, Krueger is managing the $4.5 million in grants received by the museum from the city, the September 11th Fund, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Prior to joining MoCa in September 2006, Krueger worked for the United Way of New York City and the United Neighborhood Houses and was named a National Urban Fellow.