Rafi ChowdhuryMemphis, United States
Dec 4, 2008
Dec 28, 2016
Rafi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Memphis. As a student at the U of M, he founded the University of Memphis Chess Club, now a flourishing student organization. Rafi’s other involvement as an undergraduate include Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Student Activities Council, Helen Hardin Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and numerous other societies, clubs, and organizations. Rafi is also a very avid class A chess player of national caliber. He started playing at the age of 12 and has been consistently performing at a very high level at national tournaments since. In 2010, Rafi was ranked among the Top 100 best young chess players in the country. Rafi is currently a United States Chess Federation Certified District Chess Coach as well as a USCF-certified Local Tournament Director. Apart from academia and competitive chess, Rafi is also very heavily involved in the community. Recently, he has been honored the Leonard S. Malmud Recognition award by Zeta Beta Tau fraternity for his community service projects. Previously, Rafi served as the Manager of Shelby County Chess Club and held a position as the Lead Instructor for Mid-South Chess. He coached for Mid-South Chess since the age of 15 until August, 2014. Now 22, Rafi is pursuing a career in internet entrepreneurship and investment business. Most recently, Rafi founded his company, Chowdhury’s, whose primary aim is to provide chess leadership education to students in local schools. He plans to complete his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis in the future. He is currently involved with several chess projects as well as the development of the social networking website, myCampusHacks.com.
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