Sehrish Ladhani’s parents immigrated from Pakistan to America five years ago with one main goal: to provide the best education possible for their children. It was her parents’ hard work that has motivated Ladhani to excel in the academic world. She has earned a 3.82 grade-point average at USF and will graduate in August 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Throughout her university career, she frequently made the Dean’s List and is often recognized for her academic abilities and leadership qualities.

She expects to continue her education and hopes to earn a master’s degree in accounting in December 2018. Besides her studies, community service is a priority with Ladhani. Her most memorable project came during the spring breaks of 2015 and 2016. While other students hit the beaches across Florida, Ladhani made her way to Guatemala with Masons on a Mission. There, she helped build brick and mortar stoves for native families.

In the summer of 2016, Ladhani was awarded the JLM Industries Endowed Scholarship and was one of 25 students at the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy to receive a study abroad scholarship. Ladhani used these resources to further her education and immerse herself in a foreign culture by participating in USF’s study abroad program in London.

Closer to home, she has emerged as a leader on campus. She is a former vice president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and former fundraising chair of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, where she led a successful campaign for the First in the Family Scholarship Fund, an effort that was ranked among the best in the nation. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Accounting Circle’s Student Excellence Grant and the Presidential Honors Scholarship.

She currently serves as the mock-interview co-chair for international accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi’s Delta Gamma chapter and works as an accounting associate for Sam’s Club.