Q: What does it mean for you to win this scholarship?

To me, being awarded with the Loran scholarship means being recognized for the impact that my passion has in the community and being recognized for the potential change I could bring to the world.

Q: How might this scholarship change your undergraduate experience?

Loran provides more than financial aid to its scholars. The foundation provides a network of incredible changemakers and passionate individuals who will continuously contribute to humanity. By being a part of that network, I will get to learn from great leaders from different backgrounds with different experiences. The mentorships and connections that Loran brings are invaluable and unique, and they will help be a part of my great undergraduate experience.

Q: What do you envision yourself doing after you graduate? How do you plan to continue to be of service in your community?

I hope to one day work as a venture capitalist and use my knowledge and expertise to help driven entrepreneurs grow their businesses and make their dream a reality.

Q: What lessons did you take away from your Shad experience? Were any of them helpful through the Loran selection process?

Through Shad, I learned the importance of true friendship and what it meant to be there for one another come rain or shine. I have many friends who I am still in touch with that helped me when I was in need and supported me through challenging times.

Q: What advice do you have for those about to enter the Shad 2024 program?

Come to the program with an open eye and be ready to learn. Everyone accepted to the program is extraordinary in many different ways, including you.’

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