Trisha Shah

Trisha Large21 years old, attending University of Cambridge, UK. Trisha was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018.

Trisha has made an excellent start to her Cambridge studies. She worked hard and achieved a high 2.1 in her first year exams, including winning Faculty prize for the top grade in Civil Law. She has taken an active part in the Law Society and Public Speaking activities to support her Law studies.

Trisha is actively taking up extra-curricular opportunities in Cambridge. She rowed in her college’s W2 boat, taking part in various competitions, and plans to try for the Rowing Club Committee next year; and she played in the college netball team for most of the year. She has attended Law Society networking events and talks, including an event in London. She participated in a moot, winning the case and also the prize for Best Advocacy, and was elected International Student Rep, having defeated her opponent in the Hustings speech.

Trisha volunteered at Streetbite Cambridge to aid homeless people throughout year. She helped prepare, collect, and distribute food through Cambridge, and interact with the homeless. She also undertook projects in Kibera, Nairobi during her holidays. She has joined Students’ Mind Cambridge, intending to become college rep next year.

Trisha’s father is a businessman and her mother is a homemaker.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Trisha's 2019 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project focused on introducing Art in the informal settlement of Kibera.

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At Leadership Workshops, Trisha is highly analytical and contributes insightful comments. She opens up gradually, and is learning how to participate with greater confidence and assurance.