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 - 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 - Summer 2018
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 - 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 - Weekend 2013
Gina is currently a Supervising Senior Auditor at Armanino.
Jaime Exley - Summer 2011
Jaime is currently the Controller at Preston Pipelines.
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 - 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 - 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 - Summer 2009
Robert is currently the Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting at Salesforce.
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 - Summer 2014
David currently works as a Senior Associate, Risk Assurance (SOX & Internal Audit) at PwC.
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 - Weekend 2014
Jaymie is currently a Manager of Finance at Stryker Endoscopy.
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 - 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 - Summer 2018
Louis is currently an Audit Associate at KPMG. Louis was recently featured in one of our CAAP Videos.
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 - Summer 2015
Michelle is currently a Tax Senior at Deloitte.
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 - Weekend 2014
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 - 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 - Summer 2016
Eric is currently a Senior Associate at PwC.
Jaswant Tawdekar - Weekend 2012
Jaswant is currently a Senior SAP FICO and Leasing Agent at Bramasol, Inc.
Jonathan Tay - Summer 2016
Jonathan is currently part of the Assurance Staff at EY.
Julie Zhu - Summer 2013
Connecting CAAP program alumni with each other, and to the SCU Business School Alumni. This is a private group for CAAP recipients only.