Ei Thander Myint is a senior at UNLV majoring in both Economics and Psychology. On campus, Ei participates in the Economics Club, as well as Psi Chi, the Psychology honors society. Originally from Myanmar, Ei moved to America four years ago to pursue her education. She attended Butte College in Northern California where she acted as an Accounting tutor, Computer tutor, Orientation Leader, and Student Assistant, amongst participation in various other clubs and organizations. After earning associate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology, Ei came to Las Vegas to further her studies and take on internship roles. Starting this fall, Ei will be working as a research assistant at the UNLV Social Development Research Lab and will be completing her undergraduate honors thesis.
It is both an honor and a humbling experience to be named a Lee Scholar. The generous contribution from the Lee family makes a huge difference in my undergraduate studies at UNLV. Being a double major, I was often doubtful about this decision mainly due to the financial hardship. However, this scholarship helps settle my financial concerns, allows me to focus on my academic studies, and most importantly gives me an opportunity to be involved more in research, leadership, and community work. I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to the Lee family for this award. Their act of generosity certainly teaches me one valuable lesson, which is the importance of giving back to the community!
Ei Thander Myint