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Alumni Ambassadors

CAAP Alumni Ambassadors serve as mentors to CAAP students to provide guidance and support during their time in the program. They are also an invaluable resource to individuals still determining if CAAP is the right choice in fulfilling their educational and professional goals.

Gaurav Agrawal

Gaurav Agrawal - Weekend 2013

Gaurav earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Delhi, India, a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business before joining the Weekend 2012-2013 Program. He was working in Finance at Apple both prior to and after CAAP. Gaurav is now a Senior Manager in Operations Finance at Apple. 

 

 Miguel De la cruz

Miguel De La Cruz - Summer 2018

Miguel graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Economics in 2018. Prior to CAAP, Miguel was a full time student and part time Uber driver. Since graduating from the program, Miguel has worked as a Financial Services Audit Associate at KMPG. 
 
 
 
 
David DeLancey

David DeLancey - Summer 2015

David graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara in 2010. Upon graduation, David found that his career was being limited to small time sales and administration roles. After finishing CAAP in Summer 2015, he joined a small Forensic CPA. He worked at Andersen Tax in 2017, and after a short stint at BPM, decided to settle into the high net worth tax work at Andersen. David received his CPA license in 2017. 

 

Erica Dessenberger

Erica Dessenberger - Weekend 2015

Erica applied to the CAAP program while working as a financial consultant. Her undergraduate degree was in English and she had no formal education in business or accounting. Erica was able to attend the CAAP program while continuing her financial consulting job, which allowed her to get a solid educational foundation while also putting some of that knowledge into practice. Erica is currently a member of the Assurance Staff at Moss Adams.

 

Gina Estrada

Gina Estrada - Weekend 2013

Gina is currently a Supervising Senior Auditor at Armanino.

 

 

 

 

Jaime Exley

Jaime Exley - Summer 2011

Jaime is currently the Controller at Preston Pipelines. 

 

 

 

 

Omar Hamide

Omar Hamide - Summer 2015

Omar graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a BS in Business Administration. Prior to entering the Summer 2015 program, Omar was a full time student. Since graduation, Omar has earned his CPA license. He is currently in Public Accounting at KPMG.

  

 

Jessie Ho

Jessie Ho - Summer 2013 

Jessie has a BS in Bioengineering from UC San Diego as well as a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. After practicing law for a few years, Jessie decided to change her career to tax law and enrolled in the Summer 2013 CAAP Program. Upon completion of the program, she took a position with PwC in the State and Local Tax Group. After about five years at PwC, Jessie left public accounting and made the move into industry by joining Google's tax group. She is currently a Tax Analyst in Google's Tax Team.

Suk Yee Ho

Suk Yee Ho - Summer 2014

Suk graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Economics in 2010. She currently works as a Finance Manager, Revenue Recognition at Duo Security. 

 

 

 

Robert Hogan

Robert Hogan - Summer 2009

Robert is currently the Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting at Salesforce.

 

 

 

 

Weekend 2013 alumna Katy Itani

Katy Itani - Weekend 2013

Katy enrolled in the Weekend 2013 CAAP Program after completing her BA in Business Administration with an accounting specialization. At the time, she was working part-time for a CPA. During the CAAP Program, Katy worked as a children's dance instructor. Through the CAAP Program's extensive resources (recruiting events, lunch seminars, and experienced faculty), Katy was able to learn about the public accounting industry and connect with firms. Katy is now working as an Assurance Senior at BDO and has the flexibility to still be able to teach dance.  

David Kaplan

David Kaplan - Summer 2014

David currently works as a Senior Associate, Risk Assurance (SOX & Internal Audit) at PwC.

 

 

 

 

Punit Kedia

Punit Kedia - Weekend 2015

Punit earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India. He completed his MBA with a concentrating in Finance, Accounting and Strategy at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. Punit finished the CAAP Weekend Program in 2015. He is currently a Director of Finance at Juniper Networks. Punit leads the company’s Corporate FP&A function where he is responsible to manage current quarter operations, financial systems, and implementation of the company’s operating plan.

Jaymie Kushi

Jaymie Kushi - Weekend 2014

Jaymie is currently a Manager of Finance at Stryker Endoscopy.

 

 

 

 

Tina Liang

Tina Liang - Summer 2014

Tina graduate from UC Irvine with a BS in Public Health Science in 2011. Prior to attending CAAP, Tina was working at Target and a neurology clinic. After graduating from the program in Summer 2014, Tina started in private equity as management company accountant. She is currently a Fund Accountant at Hellman & Friedman and is studying for the CPA Exam.

  

Jason Liu

Jason Liu - Weekend 2014

Jason graduated with an undergraduate degree in Managerial Economics from UC Davis in 2014. Shortly after he attended the CAAP Weekend Program. While in the program, Jason worked as an AR/billing analyst at LinkedIn. After graduating, he switched careers and started working as an auditor at KPMG. While there, he obtained his CPA. Jason has been working as a Senior Revenue Accountant at Slack for the past year and half.

 

 

Louis Ma

Louis Ma - Summer 2018

Louis is currently an Audit Associate at KPMG. Louis was recently featured in one of our CAAP Videos.

 

 

 

omar mousa

Omar Mousa - Weekend 2018

Omar graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a BA in Political Science. Prior to CAAP, he spent 7 years running operations in a smaller Bay Area language translation company, which allowed him to learn some limited accounting functions that helped him consider a career in accounting. Omar graduated from the Weekend CAAP Program in June 2018 and has been working as an auditor at Marcum LLP. He is currently working on earning his CPA license.

 

Michelle Palma

Michelle Palma - Summer 2015

Michelle is currently a Tax Senior at Deloitte.

 

 

 

 

Alumni Duncan Parsons

Duncan Parsons - Summer 2013

Duncan earned a BS in Biology, a PhD in Molecular Microbiology, and worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in their Biodefense Program before entering the Summer Program in 2013. Following CAAP Graduation Duncan took a position as an Audit Associate at BDO, LLP. He has been working there for 4.5 years and is currently an Experienced Audit Senior.

 

Toufan Salari

Toufan Salari - Weekend 2014

Toufan graduated from UC Davis as Managerial Economics major in 2012. He worked in finance as a Benefits Specialist and Analyst, before moving to the banking industry. Around that time, Toufan started his own consultancy firm which focused on early stage startups and founders. He noticed the severe need for solid accounting and business structure. To better support his clients, Toufan decided to explore accounting. Toufan attended the Weekend program and was able to continue working while in the program. After graduating, he worked at a local CPA firm as a Staff Accountant. Currently, he is a Senior Accountant at a private equity startup where he leads the accounting team for the organization and it's startup portfolios. He is currently studying for the CPA Exam.


 

Dia Santos

Dia Santos - Weekend 2017

Dia received her bachelors degree in Finance in 2014 from San Francisco State University. She worked in private industry for a few years doing accounts payable and receivable for a company that managed conventions throughout the country. Dia wanted to further my career in accounting so I joined the CAAP program in order to be able to sit for the CPA exam. After CAAP, she was hired by Armanino as a Staff I in January 2019 and quickly got promoted to Staff II seven months later. Dia is currently studying for the CPA Exam. 

 

Hunter Straine

Hunter Straine - Weekend 2017

Hunter graduated from SCU in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. Before CAAP, he worked in Revenue Recognition group at Oracle, working more on the Data Technology side. After graduating from the 2017-2018 Weekend Program, he started working for PwC as a part of the DRS consulting practice, implementing and assessing Financial Security systems. This allowed him to combine his tech background with the financial principles he learned through the CAAP program.

 

Eric Snyder

Eric Snyder - Summer 2016

Eric is currently a Senior Associate at PwC. 

 

 

 

 

Jaswant Tawdekar

Jaswant Tawdekar - Weekend 2012

Jaswant is currently a Senior SAP FICO and Leasing Agent at Bramasol, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Tay

Jonathan Tay - Summer 2016

Jonathan is currently part of the Assurance Staff at EY.

 

 

 

 

Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu - Summer 2013

Julie graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Environmental Economics & Policy in 2011. Julie is currently a manager at Oracle in Redwood Shores where she focuses on operational transfer pricing. She has extensive experience in transfer pricing, including assistance with country-by-country reporting, integration of post-merger strategies, calculation of quarterly forecasts, as well as management of tax controversy. 
 

Connecting CAAP program alumni with each other, and to the SCU Business School Alumni. This is a private group for CAAP recipients only.