Each term, we select one member who exemplifies Beta Alpha Psi's values of professionalism, volunteerism, and leadership. We believe that those students who strive to go above and beyond what it means to be a BAP member deserve the extra recognition. With that, meet our Member Spotlights below!
Expected Graduation: Spring 2018
Career Interests: CPA
Fun Fact: I buy myself flowers every week
Extracurricular activities: I love to cook, travel the world, and am a fitness lover
I was born and raised in China and have studied at UO since 2014. I have played a Chinese folk instrument called the Pipa since I was 6-years-old and started learning vocal music in high school. But, in my senior year of high school, I decided that I would come to the U.S and change my focus to accounting. Converting my way of thinking from romantic music to rational accounting has been a big challenge for me, but I really enjoy it! When I have time after school or during vacation, I love to spend time on my fitness and cooking. I am really good at cooking Chinese dishes!
Beta Alpha Psi has brought me an unprecedented amount of experience for my professional career, as it has guided me on how to communicate with professionals and given me many responsibilities. I enjoy every volunteer opportunity and look forward to contributing more to BAP!
Minor: Non-Profit Management
Expected Graduation: Summer 2018
Career Interests: Not-for-profit or local governmental accounting
Fun Fact: I love snakes and currently just own one
Extracurricular Activities: I serve on the board of directors at the Materials Exchange for Community Arts and work at the Craft Center on campus. I love working with my hands and enjoy ceramics, illustration, knitting, and embroidery. I live with my boyfriend and cat and we do a lot of really nerdy junk together.
I grew up and graduated high school in Keizer, Oregon. After high school and a brief stint working at a large retailer, I attended culinary school in Portland with the goal of making bread for the rest of my life. I spent years in a wholesale bakery and working in kitchens before I developed an allergy to some sort of flour I worked with. I decided that was the sign I should head back to school and start doing something more meaningful with my skills and talents. I have recently come to accept that I have an annoyingly strong moral compass, but it is paired with a clear vision of where I’m headed in life.
Major: Accounting & Economics
Expected Graduation: Winter, 2019
Career Interests: Public Accounting
Fun Fact: My dog's name is Robbie
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to Oregon when I was 10, where I graduated from Lake Oswego High School. Outside of BAP, I am the Vice President of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and a Business Administration 101 Tutor at the Braddock Tutoring Center.
Expected Graduation: Winter, 2018
Career Interests: Tax, Advisory
Fun Fact: I finished my military service in 2014, and I was at the border of South Korea and North Korea (Guess what, I saw the most mysterious country in the world)
Extracurricular Activities: I am working at the American English Institute as a member of Faculty and Staff Support Team. I enjoy my work helping other international students and collaborating with faculty and instructors.
I was born and raised in Korea and I transferred to the U of O in 2015. So far, I have pretty much enjoyed everything around Oregon. My previous major was English Literature before I decided to change my major to accounting. Back in Korea, I used to dance with my friends, and fortunately I found some dancers here at the U of O, and there's even a dance crew called "Flock Rock". I have met great people there and learned a lot. If you are interested in street dance and want to learn dancing, you should go join them!
Currently, I'm in change of experiential learning at BAP, where my team is trying to help start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. We are collaborating with RAIN which is seed-accelerator company out of the Eugene area and building a unique strategic framework to help start-ups comply with accounting standards and use their financial information to formulate business strategies. If you are interested in this project, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com!
Expected Graduation: 2019
Career Interests: Audit
Fun Fact: Went to high school in Alberta, Canada
Extracurricular Activities: Golf, Baseball, Football, and traveling the world (My picture is at the Osaka Bamboo Forest in Japan!)
I was born in Korea, lived a year in the UK when I was in 3rd grade, went back to Korea and stayed until 10th grade, then moved to Canada and graduated high school there and now I am in Eugene!
I am also working on a new project between BAP and RAIN to create a program offering experiential learning within BAP. What we are trying to accomplish with our collaboration is to use our skills in accounting to help businesses in our community. Previously with RAIN, I worked as part of a four person team to assist a start up company by reviewing the business plan that the company provided.
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.
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.