AIM Foundation UH Tier One Scholar
Howdy y’all! I was born in the coastal city of Calcutta, India and lived there until the age of 4. Since then, I have resided in the most wonderful city in the world, Houston, TX. Through my personal whirlwind adventures in both nations, I learned to embrace life at every turn and make the most of my situation. With this mindset, I have delved into my formal education and hope to become a leader in my school and community. My motivation everyday is the idea that somehow, someway, I can make another person’s day just a little bit better. This plays into my goals for the future, as I wish to pursue a career helping individuals in lower income areas of the world learn business trades and create projects to increase their standard of living. Along with my mission to “save the world”, I like to take some time out and connect to my culture through dancing, Bollywood movies, and eating good food. I’m also an avid Harry Potter fan, so don’t hesitate to invite me next time you plan a movie marathon!
Campus and Community InvolvementI was involved in community service and organizations throughout high school and plan on continuing this work throughout college. In high school, I was president of National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Secretary of the Speech and Debate team, student council representative, and a Peer Assistant Leader (PALs). At the University of Houston, I am a member of the Indian cultural dance team, Roarin’ Raas, and the Indian Students Association. I plan on joining a major-specific organization next semester. Outside of campus, I volunteer with Hindus of Greater Houston and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. I am also a first year summer camp counselor for the Hindu Heritage Youth Camp.
Awards and Honors
Along with the Tier One Scholarship, I was awarded the top 10% scholarship and a scholarship from my high school chapter of Math National Honor Society for my community work and civic engagement. I have also earned the Hindu Youth Achievement Award from Hindus of Greater Houston and the AP Scholar Award from College Board. Through my work and performances in speech and debate, I ranked third in the state of Texas for Humorous Interpretation and 24th nationwide for the same event in 2012. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in high school and hope to achieve the same in college.
Throughout high school, I made an effort to give back to my community through volunteer efforts for individuals in need. I plan on carrying this concept to my study abroad experience in college. I hope to study abroad in India or Africa and work on micro-finance projects which benefit local populations with building their standard of living and trade efforts. I also hope to travel to Morocco or Turkey to experience the architecture and culture of both nations.
I am currently involved in an Internal Audit Case Competition with Phillips 66 through my accounting class. Although not a complete research project, this competition provides me with a stepping stone on how to approach complex corporate problems and how to approach them in professional and effective ways. I hope to conduct research in both the nonprofit sector of business as well as the oil and energy sector.
I plan on attending graduate school to earn my MBA. Not only is it a prestigious degree, but it will help me personally in my marketability and application to most industries. I also hope to work with UNICEF in the future to create efficient and continuous projects to help children and families in need around the world.