Dalia Badih

2017 Robert D. and Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Dalia is a 3rd year student at UCLA majoring in Economics with a  minor in Film, TV, and Digital Media. Born and raised in Kuwait, Dalia is enjoying exploring all that LA has to offer. Since coming to UCLA, Dalia has been involved in multiple film and photography clubs, the UCLA Rowing team, and the Epsilon Alpha Sigma sorority. Previously, Dalia interned for the Central Bank of Lebanon, and competed in a 6 month business plan competition hosted by PwC, both which fostered her passion for economics and business. She recently worked at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce where she learned a lot about government affairs, marketing and branding. When she’s not busy with school or work, Dalia enjoys playing basketball, going to TV show tapings and movie premieres, and trying new foods.

Future Plans:  After finishing her degree this summer, Dalia is eager to find a career that brings together her passion for economics and analysis with her love for creative expression. She hopes to be able to work full-time in the consulting or entertainment industries, and eventually pursue an MBA or law degree.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am deeply honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Robert D. and Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship and am extremely grateful for The Wark Family’s generosity and support. This scholarship really means a lot to me because it serves as a special recognition and reaffirmation of all my hard work and academic achievement. In addition, because of this scholarship, I can now focus more of my time to my academic, extracurricular, and professional pursuits. I am truly touched by the Wark Family’s giving values and hope that one day I will be able to pay it forward and help other students achieve their goals.