Chengappa Kodira

2012 John J. Peterson Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Chengappa Kodira is a fourth-year Business-Economics student from Davis, California. At UCLA, Chengappa has gained experience working at the Anderson School of Management and also interning for Senator Barbara Boxer, Merrill Lynch, and most recently Deloitte & Touche. Chengappa has also been actively involved in several student groups from the Undergraduate Mock Trial Program, to the student-led consulting group Bruin Consulting, and the Undergraduate Business Society.

Future Plans: After graduating with a B.A. in Business-Economics, Chengappa plans to begin as a Consultant for Hitachi Consulting. Before he begins, though, he would like to explore his interests in entrepreneurship further. He would like to learn how to program and code, and work with other entrepreneurs in Southern California. Chengappa also hopes to earn an MBA in the near future, but in the long run, he wishes to run a consumer products firm that affects the lives of people around the world.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am truly honored to receive the John J. Peterson Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. I am thankful for this scholarship for recognizing both my dedication to extracurricular activities and entrepreneurial pursuits. Through such generous contributions, I am better able to pursue my career goals. I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Peterson for his financial assistance and support of my future endeavors.