Joshua Tyler Patel

2019 Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship Recipient

Biography:  Josh Patel is a 4th year Economics Major and Accounting Minor. He is originally from the Inland Empire – about an hour away from UCLA. Josh decided to be an Economics Major after enjoying his AP Macroeconomics class in high school and later was convinced by Professor Gardner’s 1A class to pursue the Accounting minor. He has held multiple positions on campus, previously being a member of Moneythink and VITA, an undergraduate teaching assistant for Professor Lu for MGMT 120B, and is currently a supervisor within UCLA Residential Life. Josh is thankful for UCLA’s many resources, his friends and family.

Future plans:  Josh has interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) for the past two summers, and will return in the fall of 2020 as an Audit Associate. He plans to use the upcoming summer to study to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and travel as well. Josh plans to specialize in the tech and media industry and continue his knowledge of accounting and consulting in the future.

What does the scholarship mean to me? I am very grateful to have received the Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship. This award not only validates my previous hard work and dedication, but also helps alleviate some of the burden of being a student worker. Supporting myself through college has been tough, but I’m very proud of myself and being able to manage my classes and work. This scholarship allows myself to continue to thrive academically and takes off some of the burden or being a student-worker. I am very thankful for Mrs. Baus and her commitment and dedication to UCLA, and hope that my career will allow me to give back and mentor future generations of Bruins.