City of residence: Newport Coast, California
School: Sage Hill School
Intended Major: Economics
Age during program: Grade 12
Ria is passionate about the fashion sector and wants to pursue the business part of it. She worked with her mentor on a research paper that combined her passions.
What challenges did she face?
- Ria struggled with reading and researching the necessary information from high-level academic journals for her research project
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?
- Ria completed her first research report with the assistance of her tutor.
- In addition, the mentor helped her in the research paper structure outline and through rounds of editing, helped improve her academic writing skills.