Class of 2015
Bachelor of Science, Economics
Truman State University
"As a first-generation college student, I know the importance of an education and the impact it can make when individuals give back."
Akriti knew from the moment she took her first economics class at Truman State University that she wanted to study economics and help her community. As a first-generation college student, Akriti’s family instilled in her the importance of an education and the impact it can make when individuals give back.
From those values, Akriti immediately began to shape her education and career goals according to her family’s principles. Through course studies ranging from symbolic logic to human anatomy, and environmental economics to biology, Akriti began to form an education to position herself as a community leader. She received a paid internship with Arch Grants through The scholarship Foundation Community Internship Program sponsored by Equifax, and volunteered with Amnesty International, earning a leadership position as on of two student activist coordinators in Missouri.