Aarushi Gupta

Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Aarushi Gupta is a third-year majoring in Business Economics and currently minoring in Statistics and Entrepreneurship. At UCLA, she serves as External Vice President of 180 Degrees Consulting, the world’s largest volunteer consultancy for nonprofits and social enterprises, and Co-President & Account Supervisor of the Bruin Advertising & Marketing Team, UCLA’s student-run creative marketing agency. Previously, she has completed various internships in data analytics, venture capital, asset management, and media & entertainment. During her free time, Aarushi enjoys escape rooms, playing the piano, and figure skating.

Future Plans: This summer, Aarushi will be interning in consulting as a Summer Associate at EY-Parthenon in their San Francisco office. While she plans to broaden her knowledge about the business world after graduation through a consulting career, in the long term, she hopes to combine her passions for business and social impact through impact investing. She may also pursue an MBA a few years down the road, after gaining further work experience.

What does this scholarship mean to me? I am extremely grateful and honored to receive the Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship. This scholarship strengthens my confidence in my academic endeavors, while allowing me to pursue relevant professional opportunities with less of a financial burden. The invaluable support from both the Bragg family and Economics Department further motivates me to continue striving for success, so I can one day pay it forward to others.