2012 Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Recipient
Biography: David Tracy is a fifth-year undergraduate student studying Business Economics and Architecture, with a Minor in Accounting. David assists Professor Gordon Klein in teaching his advanced accounting and taxation classes at UCLA. He has interned with the internal audit group at Edwards Lifesciences and with Navigant Consulting’s litigation consulting practice. He is currently interning with UBS private wealth management. David has combined his interest in product design with technical and design skills from his architecture courses to design furniture from cardboard and LEGO bricks, which he sells through stores and interior decorators in Los Angeles and Sacramento. His website is www.bricklamps.com. David thinks it is important to give back to the community. He served as a Fellow with the UCLA Volunteer Center and helped organize WOMP and Volunteer Day. During his free time, David likes to camp and ride his bike by the ocean on Highway 1.
Future Plans: After graduating this June, David plans to work full time with UBS while pursuing a CFA certification. He will continue developing his furniture business while preparing to pursue an MBA degree.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I want to express my gratitude to the donors of the Professor Harry Simons Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Accounting. I am grateful for the recognition and am honored to have been chosen for this award. The scholarship will allow me to focus on my academic achievements in my final year with fewer financial complications and will help me to cover the cost of CFA exam preparations.