Gabriela Arias Zamora is a sophomore at USF, on track to graduate early. The bilingual honoree, who has a 3.98 grade point average, holds the title of USF Foundation Latino Scholar, 2019 John B. Brannan Legacy Scholar, and Bright Futures Medallion Scholar.
Arias served as an intern for Legacy Wealth Partners after her first year at USF amid the pandemic. Her experience sparked an interest in pursuing the next opportunity. She was admitted to a national conference hosted by JPMorgan Chase, one exclusively for Hispanic students. There, she was able to network and the experience and says the connections made led her to apply to its 2021 internship program. This summer she will work in a full-time as a corporate analyst intern at JPMorgan.
Arias plans to attend law school to become a criminal defense attorney. Her passion to serve the community is a result of the responsibility she has carried from a young age. At just six years old Arias was the only one in her family who knew English enough to serve as a translator for her parents as they opened their first bank account, among various other tasks over the years. Zamora takes the knowledge she learns in classes as a corporate finance major and continues to teach her family financial literacy.
Outside the classroom, Arias is a lead mentor for the invitation-only Bulls Business Community, meeting with ten first-year students regularly. She also has an executive position in Phi Chi Theta professional fraternity.