Iris Liu

2020 Venu and Ana Kotamraju Endowed Scholarship Fund Award Recipient


Biography: Iris(Shuqing) Liu is a second-year student at UCLA, pursuing a double degree in Economics and Communication. She is also an international student from Xi’an, China. Before coming to UCLA, she studied in Singapore under a scholarship for four years. She is passionate about creating real impacts on society through business and research. As an After-COVID study intern at the Center for the Digital future, she is working on a project about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s lifestyles. On Campus, she is also a project manager in the Undergraduate Economics Society, helping small businesses in Westwood amid the pandemic through a non-profit consulting project. During her free time, she enjoys doing photography, studying films, and playing the ukulele.

Future plans: During her remaining years at UCLA, Iris plans to work on a research project in areas of interest such as economic problems in educational inequality. She also hopes to intern in a management consulting company to apply her skills and make a substantial impact on businesses. After graduating from UCLA, Iris aspires to work as a management consultant and pursue her advanced degree in Economics or MBA after a few years of work experience.

What does the scholarship mean to me? I am greatly honored to receive the Venu and Ana Kotamraju Endowed Scholarship Fund and deeply grateful for the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kotamraju. This award has motivated me to achieve greater heights in my remaining years at UCLA and continue to pursue my dream. I hope to contribute more to the UCLA student body in all my works and hope that I will be able to support more students like me in the future as Mr. and Mrs. Kotamraju has graciously done