When she moved to Texas from Hong Kong before her sophomore year of high school, Betsy Lam Reese wanted to be a number cruncher when she grew up. Reese went on to study accounting at the University of Houston, and she always saw herself hunkering down with spreadsheets and a calculator in an accounting firm or an audit office, rather than as the assistant VP of a $507 million bank with seven locations. Reese said she didn't even fully grasp the entire spectrum of what a bank does until she graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 2007. As a niche banker, Reese mainly serves other Asian immigrants, like herself, who were born far away, in places like mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but now call Texas home. Any typical day, Reese can be found meeting with customers, giving loans to fulfill dreams and giving financial advice, either in English or in Chinese.