Member Spotlight

Matthew Dean

Major: Accounting
Minor: Economics
Expected Graduation: June 2019
Career Interests: CPA
Fun Fact: Studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Tau Omega, Safe Ride Dispatcher

I was born and raised in Portland, OR. Growing up, I spent many summers sailing around the Caribbean and hope to go many more times in the future! When not studying, I enjoy watching the Seattle Mariners and fishing.


Past Spotlights

TJ Reardon

Major: Accounting
Minor: Economics
Expected Graduation: Winter 2017
Career Interests: I have no idea what I want to do, but I’m starting out with Public Accounting and seeing where it takes me.
Fun Fact: My Bitmoji and I are doppelgängers (See for yourself in his picture!)
Extracurricular activities: Business Honors Program; Student Director for the UO Ambassador Program (the branch of Student Orientation Programs in charge of campus tours)   

I grew up in Boring Oregon, which is about 30 minutes east of Portland. It was kinda lame because it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it is very close to the amazing hiking trails, waterfalls, and generally beautiful scenery of the Columbia River Gorge.

In high school I was very involved in Speech and Debate, both on the local and national circuits. Speech and Debate was a great opportunity because it helped me to develop my leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills all while making new friends and building a network through competitions across the country. I held leadership roles on the team for my sophomore-senior years, including vice president and president. I was also on Student Council and held leadership positions in Key Club and National Honors Society.

When I’m not in class or at work, I really enjoy some much needed down time with my friends, going for a nice drive to the coast or hiking in the forest, or catching up on TV shows. I’m currently focusing my attention on Scandal, The Golden Girls, and getting through The Office for the 4th time, but I’m looking forward to House of Cards Season 5 on May 30th.

I’ll be starting as an Audit Associate at PwC in Portland this fall.