Ohnha Ro

2019 Venu and Ana Kotamraju Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipient

Biography: Ohnha Ro is a sophomore double majoring in Economics and International Development Studies, passionate about investigating international power and wealth disparity in multiple layers. Since entering UCLA, she has received Spring into Research scholarship, and supported research for Professor Eric Min of political science department and Professor Melanie Wassermann of Anderson School of Management. While not engaged in research, Ohnha designs community development projects at UCLA Global Development Lab. Pulling from interdisciplinary and diverse approaches, Ohnha seeks to explore a comprehensive means to alleviate global inequalities.

Future Plans: As aspiring researcher, Ohnha aims to pursue advanced degree in economics after graduation, and eventually serve at international organizations as economic consultant. During her remaining years at UCLA, Ohnha hopes to conduct independent research, and travel and intern abroad to enhance cultural aptitude and practical analytic skills crucial to her long-term goal in economic development field.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am greatly honored to receive the Venu and Ana Kotamraju Scholarship for my research experiences. Research has been a fundamental part of my academic years and career goal, and I wish to give back the support from the Kotamraju family by actively pursuing research in international economics and seeking ways to benefit larger communities.