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Mekedelawit Yilma is the first person from her high school to be selected to attend college in the United States. She is currently pursuing a business degree at the Dominican University and is seeking a dual concentration in finance and accounting with a math minor. With this education, Mekdi plans to start her own venture capital firm in the Bay Area. While at Dominican, Mekdi has received recognition on the Dean’s List and, for three consecutive years, the prestigious Trustee Scholarship. Mekdi utilized her leadership skills in the community as Co-President of the student Rotary Club. She also serves as an active member of the Dominican Accounting and Finance Association. Her professional experience includes interning at a CPA tax firm, a private-equity firm, and she has recently secured a position at a local asset management company.

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