2017 Harold R. Mortenson Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Kriti Mathur is a junior at UCLA with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Accounting. She was born in Delhi, India, and raised in Singapore from the age of 10. She then moved to the United States to attend UCLA in 2015. Kriti loves being a part of UCLA’s diverse and inviting community, and taking advantage of the various opportunities it offers. She has internship experience working in a startup in Singapore. She holds that experience in high regard as she truly feels like she has learnt about mobile application development from it. Kriti has been interested in event planning and accounting since high school. To get more experience in these fields she worked on campus in the ASUCLA Events office, and the Student Government Accounting office. With a deep passion for volunteering, she continues to be an active member of UNICEF at UCLA and Volunteer for Income Tax Association (VITA). In her free time, Kriti enjoys exploring the beautiful city of Los Angeles, travelling, and watching movies with her friends.
Future plans: Kriti’s experiences with VITA and the UCLA Travel Study Program she was part of in France have inspired an interest in pursuing public accounting, specifically as a tax professional. She will be interning at Deloitte as a tax intern in the summer of 2018. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue working as a tax professional for a few years before going to graduate school for a Master’s degree. Even though she plans to go into public accounting, she wants to always be connected with her community and continue to give back in any way she can.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: It is a great honor to receive the Harold R. Mortenson Endowed Scholarship award as a recognition for my academic achievements. I am deeply grateful for the generosity and support of Mr. Harold R. Mortenson. The scholarship will greatly contribute towards reducing my financial burden as an international student, and allow me to pursue my personal and professional goals without any worry.