April Misa

2012 Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship Recipient \

Biography: April Misa is a fourth-year student pursuing a major in Economics while also taking accounting courses. April was born and raised in Los Angeles, which made UCLA her dream school. Despite being active on campus as the president of Bruin Business Review and a student volunteer for Project Literacy, April is also involved in activities outside of campus. She was a UCLA Travel Study participant, spending a summer abroad to study the Spanish language and culture in Spain and travel Europe with friends. Working alongside the Philippine-American Society of CPAs, April manages the youth involvement of Philippine-American students interested in accounting. April has had previous internship experience in accounting and wealth management. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new food, and spending time with family and friends.

Future Plans: Upon April’s graduation in spring 2013, she plans to take the UCLA Accounting Summer Institute to complete her remaining units/courses required for the CPA exam. She is planning to start with PwC as an Assurance Associate in Los Angeles and is hoping to receive her CPA license not long after.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely thankful to be the recipient of the Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. This scholarship will allow me to focus solely on academics and extracurricular activities during my final year at UCLA. I will be able to enjoy my last year at UCLA without having to be as concerned with the financial aspect of my education. This scholarship encourages me to work hard and stay committed to my future professional goals. I am honored to receive the Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship and I want to sincerely thank the donor, Mr. Jeffrey Baus, for allowing me this opportunity.