Originally I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, but at the age of 12 our family moved to California where I attended high school and college for my undergraduate degree in Accounting. During this time I had competed as a gymnast as well as performed in music through violin and voice. Because of these activities, I was granted scholarships from California Baptist University to perform in the University Choir and Orchestra and as the school’s mascot.
In the middle of my senior year in college, I was recruited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, one of the largest public accounting firms globally, and have been working almost 2 years in the Assurance practice. I have performed fiscal year-end audits and quarter reviews for a variety of public and private companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Samsung Semiconductors Inc., and Micrel Inc.
Working in San Jose has given me the opportunity to work with colleagues from different parts of the world, which has spurred my interest and inspired me to attend an international school. Although I am looking forward to incorporating my professional experience in the classroom, I am also looking forward to expanding my knowledge as well as corroborating the different experiences and viewpoints of my colleagues and professors.