City of Residence: Easthampton, Massachusetts
School: The Williston Northampton School
Intended Major: International Relations / Business
Age: Grade 10
This is Alicia’s second mentorship with us. She enjoys learning and always does her best in projects and discussions to improve herself.
What challenges did she face?
- Alicia had ideas for her study topic but lacked the critical thinking skills required to write a high-level research paper.
- Alicia was taught how to do citations for her article, and she intends to keep working on it.
The mentor is a finance associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and he is also an Associate Dean at California State University, Dominguez Hills’ College of Business and Public Policy. He formerly worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Asian Development Bank.
How did our program help her?
- Alicia had a deep discussion with the mentor regarding her research topic and this helped sparked critical thinking in her.
- The mentor provided guidance throughout the entire program, from writing flow to supplying sources to back up her claims.