Aileen Shen

2019 Gumbiner Savett Inc. Endowed Undergraduate Prize Recipient

Biography: Aileen Shen is a second-year student majoring in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting, intending to graduate in three years. She was born and raised in the Bay Area alongside her older sister, Heidi. At UCLA, Aileen holds leadership positions in Beta Alpha Psi and Net Impact. She attributes her sense of community at UCLA to the people she has met through her involvement in student organizations. Outside of school, Aileen enjoys showing her grandparents around LA as well as visiting her two bunnies at home.

Future: This upcoming summer, Aileen will be interning at Intel Corporation as a Financial Analyst and Accounting Intern in Santa Clara, CA. She is excited to continue to gain more professional experience working in the technology industry and she hopes to pursue a career in accounting or consulting. Furthermore, Aileen’s long term goal is to develop a program to help younger girls who are interested in business build their confidence and find their voice. Underlying her professional ambitions is her unwavering belief to use business as a vehicle for positive and meaningful change.

What does this scholarship mean to me? I am incredibly grateful to be honored as the recipient of the Gumbiner Savett Inc. Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am humbled to receive this recognition for my hard work and I will use this scholarship to help my family and show appreciation to those who have always supported me. Once again, I would like to express my immense gratitude to the donors of the Gumbiner Savett Undergraduate Prize and the Economics Department.