Jayde Lim

2017 Spencer Scholar
Temple University

I am very far from home. I’m from Mauritius. It takes me two days to get home. I’m very proud and happy to stand before you today. My parents are both insurance agents in Mauritious. When I was a child I remember watching my dad input information into a computer program and then had the rates calculate. I wondered how the computer did that. I’ve always been interested in numbers and statistics. As I grew older, I realized I wanted to be an actuary.

Receiving the Spencer scholarship was a great relief. It’s allowed me to focus on my academics and pre-professional development. I was able to cut down my hours with my tutoring job, and take a position as an officer with our Gamma Iota Sigma chapter. I’m forever grateful to all the donors for making this scholarship possible.