Meghana Nelluri came to USF to join the Judy Genshaft Honors College and pursue an accounting degree. It would be easy to make a joke about accounting, adding and multiplying when introducing Nelluri to a crowd because she seems to add to every goal she sets her eyes upon. And she seems to achieve her goals in less time than most.
Because of her love of learning, she decided to add a second degree to her goals. And then a minor. And then a second minor. Today, Nelluri is on track to graduate as a King O’Neal scholar (recognizing a 4.0 final undergraduate grade point average) with two bachelor’s degrees (accounting and business analytics with a concentration in cybersecurity) and two minors (economics and professional writing, rhetoric and technology). She will earn these degrees in three years to graduate as a Provost’s Scholar in 2022, at just 20 years old.
Though she is only a junior, Nelluri has already secured an internship with Deloitte, joining the Audit and Assurance group this summer.
Many might assume that this level of academic commitment would mean she has no time for leadership development or extracurricular activities. That’s not the case. Nelluri has served as a resident assistant, co-chaired the events committee for the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council and will continue as vice-president next year. She acted as student liaison in the Provost’s Scholars Program and volunteers at three non-profits: the Humane Society, Resilience, Inc. and Allen’s Home of Hope. She is also a mentor in organizations on and off campus.