As driven as they come, three-time GSBA Scholarship awardee Anthony Yun has already accomplished some lofty goals. Having been directly admitted to University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, he will complete his degree this June—in just three years—with concentrations in Information Systems and Operations Supply Chain Management. “The GSBA has provided a close-knit community that has supported me in college,” he says.
Anthony has made the most of his short time in college. Each year he has been selected to attend the Out for Undergrad Conference, a national program dedicated to helping high-achieving LGBT undergraduates reach their full career potential. No stranger to leadership, Anthony has also served as the chapter president of Phi Beta Lambda and Washington State vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America, placing first in several categories of its state competition. Not to mention, he has received countless awards from major corporations such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG and Ernst & Young.
Not only has Anthony proven himself a strategic thinker and future business leader though volunteer activities, he has also held several jobs and internships, including at Habitat for Humanity, Boeing and the Associated Students of the University of Washington.
Currently a data analyst at PanAm (a travel management, aircraft and risk solutions company for state and federal government and universities), he is responsible for building reporting tools to help universities and government organizations track their travel purchases, identify trends and highlight cost-saving opportunities. “It’s exciting to know that publicly funded organizations will be using these tools to be more transparent and make better travel purchases,” says Anthony.
Anthony is also currently volunteering as a GSBA Scholarship interviewer: “I wanted to give back to the scholarship program that has helped pave the way for my education and career.” After graduation, Anthony will make the move to San Francisco to start his new position with KPMG in its procurement advisory division. In the future he hopes to work in fields where he can use technology to build sustainable access to healthcare.
Anthony sums it up best: “The experiences GSBA donors have given me are a strong foundation for whatever I want to do in the future. I know this will include giving back to our communities.”
In His Own Words
Being a GSBA scholar allowed me to maximize my opportunities on campus. This included volunteering on consulting projects for local small and minority-owned businesses. I wanted to spread opportunities like this to other students, so I got to work on the Outreach Committee for Out for Undergrad, an organization that connects LGBTQ students to networking opportunities interested in technology, business and engineering. I am also currently a peer ambassador for the Foster School, which lets me share my experiences in and out of the classroom to help prospective students evaluate whether business school is right for them. This includes giving a couple tours, where I like to tell parents that “I walk backwards to help their students move forward in their education.”