Zoe (Yimeng) Ye
2017 Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Zoe (Yimeng) Ye is a sophomore pursuing her major in Business Economics and minor in Accounting. Born in China and immigrated to Canada, she found her transition to new environments not only helped her gain new perspectives of the world around her, but also challenged her in a multitude of dimensions. Due to this, her decision to continue higher education at UCLA follows her goal to constantly challenge and better herself. As someone with no prior exposure to economics or accounting, she started from scratch and very much enjoyed the learning process. Zoe has also been a competitive karate athlete, an art student, and the Culture and Education Representative for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Future Plans: Zoe aims to finish her undergraduate degree prior to June 2020. She will be interning at Solganick & Co. this spring to explore her fit in investment banking and will also be looking for opportunities within the accounting industry. It is her goal to incorporate her passion for fashion design or gourmet with entrepreneurship sometime in the future to establish her own line of clothing or dessert shop.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I cannot express enough of my gratitude to the Bragg family for their kindness and generosity that both encourage and support me towards pursuing a career in business. It is a great honor to be a recipient of this award and I will definitely work even harder to prove myself worthy of this recognition. This award showed me the importance of giving and inspires me to give back to the community as much as possible in future.