Claire Germano

Jeffery W. Baus ‘59 Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Claire Germano is a 3rd year Business Economics major minoring in Accounting. She was raised in Santa Monica, California and is the first of her immediate family to pursue a career in Accounting. Originally an Electrical Engineering major, she first became interested in Economics during her freshman year at UCLA, and discovered Accounting soon after. In her spare time, Claire tutors Italian, participates in the Rotaracts, and plays bridge with her grandparents. She enjoys solving puzzles and is always eager to discover new things.

Future plans: After graduating, Claire plans to work at an Accounting Firm while studying for the CPA Exam and possibly the CFA Exam. She would love to work abroad, and hopes to be able to do Secondment somewhere in Europe, where she has family in 4 different countries.

What does the scholarship mean to me? I am humbled and honored to have been chosen for the Jeffery W. Baus ‘59 Scholarship. I would like to thank my benefactor from the bottom of my heart. Her generosity will allow me to focus on excelling academically and professionally in the coming year, something I am extremely grateful for. I would also like to thank the Department of Economics for providing consistent support throughout my undergraduate journey and for facilitating opportunities such as this scholarship. I am profoundly grateful for everyone who has helped me on this journey since I would not be here without them.