Anqi Chen

2018 Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Anqi Chen is a third year student double majoring in business economics, piano performance and minoring in accounting. She was born in China and moved to Italy at age 12. She is fluent in three languages and is proud of her multicultural background. She started her college journey as a music performance major. However, after excelling in her economics and accounting classes, she decided to pursue business economics as her second major with the accounting minor. Coming from a small Italian town with minimal infrastructure and few resources pushed her to be proactive at UCLA and fully utilize the resources on campus to achieve holistic growth as a student and as a leader. She has multiple leadership positions on campus, such as co-founder/president of the student organization Bruin Bonding, Peer Learning Facilitator for Econ 11 – Macroeconomics Theory, Peer Coach for the UCLA Financial Wellness Program and International Student Ambassador for Italy.

Future Plans: Anqi will be an audit/assurance intern at Deloitte this incoming summer in the San Jose office. She plans to become a Certified Public Accountant after graduation. She does not know yet if she can stay in the U.S for long, but she is open to opportunities all around Asia and Europe. She is also planning to pursue a Master degree after gaining few years of working experiences.

What does this scholarship mean to me?: I am so grateful and honored to receive the Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship. It means so much to me. Before receiving the scholarship, I was struggling financially due to the high tuition fee for international students. I had to work two on campus jobs to help me pay rent and personal expenses. I was often stressed because of my busy schedule. This scholarship is a great financial support as now I can focus more on my academic endeavors. I cannot find words to express how much I am thankful for Mrs. Baus for this precious award. I will work hard to pursue my career goals and hopefully I can give back to the community one day as well.