3 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship was means a lot to me in terms of recognition for my work and financially supporting me through school. I work 2-3 jobs during the semester and it has been straining on top of a full class load. During sophomore year I took 22 credits both semesters and still had to continue on a full work load. I switched around majors and had difficulty internally figuring out what I wanted to do due to different pressures in my life, but I finally figured out that business played to my strengths. I was so excited to be able to cut down on my work hours and be more involved with different activities. This year I was able to do more community service projects such as being an IRS-Certified Volunteer Income Tax Preparer and Smith Undergraduate Student Association Community Service Chair to bring more service opportunities to the business school.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I would love to do probono technical consulting, especially for nonprofits. Nonprofits definitely have a soft spot in my heart since they have such pure missions. I would love to help them be more organized and achieve their mission.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am dual degreeing in Accounting and Information Systems with a Public Leadership minor graduating in May 2017.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Burtonsville, MD and I grew up partially in Natick, MA too.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite activity is being the VP of Finance for the Asian American Student Union last semester. I increased the usual funding by 300% and since AASU's mission is one that I am very passionate about, it was rewarding to be able to bring more funding to the group. I was able to put on more events.