2015 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Fan Yuan is a fourth-year student majoring in Economics and minoring in Statistics at UCLA. With the goal of finding her lifelong career passion, she decided to study abroad in the US. During her time in UCLA, she found great interest in finance industry and statistics related fields and is willing to take on all kinds of challenges to get to know more about these industries. She has completed many internships in the fields of consulting, venture capital, and is actively involved in the volunteer work. She is involved in many types of extracurricular activities and is trying her best to enjoy the rest of her college life in UCLA. She also enjoys reading, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and listening to music.
Future Plans: Fan is planning to further her study regarding finance and economics in graduate school and potentially will go into a business-related career such as consulting, data analysis, or investment banking after her graduation. She is applying for graduate programs now. Fan may also pursue a MBA, if necessary. She wants to enrich her knowledge and build a solid background before going into certain career.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely honored and grateful to receive a Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship award. It not only alleviates my financial burden but it is also a great recognition of my academic achievements. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Wark family for their generosity and their help not only to me but to all of the students able to receive this award. I am more inspired than ever to work harder and hoping to be able to return to the community someday.