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Riha Shah – Distinguished Graduate

Riha Shah
B.S.E. in Engineering ManagementRiha Shah
Graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona
Originally from Mumbai, India

Riha Shah moved with her family from India to Arizona in 8th grade. She chose to attend ASU where she said “the opportunities and options for what you want to achieve are endless.” She was an honors student in Barrett, the Honors College.

What was a memorable moment at ASU for you?
My most memorable moment at ASU was definitely sitting as a freshman in the Fall 2011 Welcome Assembly and watching Sparky make the trip from the Grand Canyon to ASU. That is the moment when I realized I will be a Sun Devil for life!

Can you name a professor who was particularly instrumental in helping you grow as a student? How and in what way did they impact you?
Professor of Practice Daniel McCarville in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering has been the most helpful professor in my years at ASU. He has not only helped me develop academically but also professionally, and I will always be grateful for that.

What are your plans after graduation? Graduate school? Do you have a job lined up?
I will be moving to New York to work for PepsiCo. I do see graduate school in the future, but want to gain some industry experience first.

About The Author

Erik Wirtanen

Erik Wirtanen graduated from Arizona State in 2001 with a BS in Recreation Management and Tourism. He got his start in the communications field as an undergrad with the ASU Athletics Media Relations office. He worked at UC Irvine from 2002 until 2014 in the Department of Athletics and then The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. In August of 2014, Wirtanen joined the communications office at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Media Contact: [email protected] | 480-727-1957 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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