2019 Patricia and Harry L. Bruce Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Chen Jin is currently a third-year student at UCLA double major in Business Economics and Statistics. She was born and grew up in Hangzhou, China, and later came to the United States to pursue higher education. At UCLA, Chen has had the opportunity to take a broad spectrum of challenging yet intriguing courses that match her interests in economics, finance, statistics, and computing. She has worked on a variety of data analysis projects both within and out of the curriculum, which includes designing monetization experiment to improve revenue level by around 5%. She has interned as a data analyst at Hikvison during summer. With proper handling of the collected government financial data using feature engineering and model building, Chen and her teammates were able to successfully evaluate regional risk levels and assist her manager in making financial leasing and investment decisions. In her free time, Chen enjoys traveling, dancing, and cooking, she has also competed in quite a few collegiate dancesport competitions.
Future Plans: With strong interest in quantitative analysis, Chen aspires to pursue a profession in business analytics. Equipped with solid statistical and computing skills, Chen strives to make the best use of data that serves to resolve problems arising in the business field. She always believes that the information revealed by data can contribute to the decision-making process and guide us to better reach our objectives. Upon graduation, Chen is also considering applying to graduate programs in data science to further improve her professional skills and explore more career opportunities.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely honored to be selected as the recipient of the Patricia and Harry L. Bruce Endowed Scholarship. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Bruce Family in supporting my study with this fund. This scholarship will be of great help to me in paying my undergraduate educational expenses at UCLA and definitely makes me one step closer to reaching my academic and career goals. Most importantly, this scholarship recognizes all of my effort and achievements during college, and motivates me to maintain my diligence and keep on making progressive advance that surpasses my past accomplishments.