Emilie Birchler

2017 Professor Henry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Emilie Birchler is a currently a third year Business Economics major with an Accounting minor.  She is currently an undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Gordon Klein, where she assists in both his personal and corporate taxation classes. Since coming to UCLA, Emilie has also been working at Resolution Economics, an economic litigation-consulting firm. This past summer, she spent six weeks in Europe where she enjoyed being immersed in local culture and this trip also sparked an interest in international taxation. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with campus ministry and trying new food at hipster restaurants.

Future Plans: In the future, Emilie plans to pursue her CPA and work in public accounting.  She is excited about her internship with Deloitte this summer where she will be working in Business Tax services. Upon graduation, Emilie plans to work in public accounting. She eventually plans to attend law school and hopes to work as a taxation lawyer.

What does this scholarship mean to me?: I am incredibly honored and grateful to have received this award and I am so thankful for all the donors who have supported me in my education. This scholarship has greatly helped me alleviate the financial burden and has allowed me to spend less time at work and more time on my studies and extra-curricular activities. I am inspired by donor’s generosity and will work hard to achieve my goals so that one day I can give back to my community as well.