Roya Dadgar

2018 John J. Peterson Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Roya Dadgar is a third year Business Economics major and Public Affairs minor. She is part of the executive board of a consulting club on campus, UConsulting, and oversees the external affairs of the club. She also plays club tennis and mentors high school students in financial literacy. As part of the UCLA Career Peers, she is passionate about helping fellow students pursue their career goals. During her free time, Roya enjoys spending time with friends, playing and watching tennis, and trying out new things.

Future Plans: Roya has accepted an offer to be a Summer Scholar at Deloitte Consulting in the Human Capital branch. Her passion for employee well-being and her curiosity for the future of the workplace make Human Capital a good fit. She plans to continue to work in consulting after graduation and pursue an MBA later on. Ultimately, she would like to work towards expanding corporate social responsibility.

What does this scholarship mean to me?: I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the John J. Peterson Scholarship. My family is grateful for this scholarship’s contribution towards my tuition which allows me to reduce my work hours and further focus on my studies and extracurriculars, through which I hope to help shape other students’ UCLA experience as well. I am immensely thankful that the Peterson family chose to invest in my education and hope that I am able to do the same for a student in the future.