Ulindra Vijaya

2012 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Ulindra Vijaya is a fourth-year international student from Singapore who is pursuing the Business Economics major and the Minor in Accounting. She transferred from De Anza College in fall 2011. Ulindra started college at sixteen years old because she wanted to challenge herself in a new environment. In college, she was deeply encouraged by the International Students Fellowship’s mission to provide a “home” away from home for international students like herself, and, thus, volunteered as their Communications Officer. At UCLA, Ulindra was selected as a 2012 Sharpe Fellow and currently serves as the Internal Vice President for the Singapore Students Association. Ulindra interned at Luminous Capital in their Alternative Investments team this past summer. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, baking, and traveling.

Future Plans: After completing internships at Standard Chartered Bank and Luminous Capital, Ulindra, will be joining the Alternative Investments team at Luminous Capital as an analyst after graduation, where she will be focused on managing and conducting research for their private funds. In the future, she hopes to further her education by pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration or a Juris Doctor degree. She also hopes to open to a bakery later on down the road.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am honored to receive a Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. As student, tuition has risen in the last few years; this will help alleviate the financial burdens I face in completing my undergraduate education. I would like to especially thank the Wark Family for the scholarship and the Economics Department for the opportunity. The Wark Family’s generosity will support my educational goals and inspire me to do more for the community. I am humbled that the Wark Family has chosen to support students like myself for no reason other than their own kindness. Thank you!