Alumni Spotlight

Meet Beta Alpha Psi Alumni!

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Peter Minaian

When did you graduate?
Summer 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
The continuity with a group of scholars

Brooke Yanke

When did you graduate?
Summer 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Executive Coordinator
Director of Social Events
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat

Vania Walangare

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Mathematics
What positions did you hold?
Executive Advisor
Executive Coordinator
Vice President of Activities
Director of Awards Banquet
Director of Firm Tours
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Hanging out with BAP family outside of school

Truc Nguyen

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Meet the Firms and Awards Banquet

Shweta Patel

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Director of Weekend Seminar
Director of Technical Meetings
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Games at Candidate Integration Day

Xueying (Sherry) Zhang

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Secretary
Director of Awards Banquet
Director of Firm Tours

Joe Lozano

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Director of Professional Development
Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Social Media
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat

Daigoro Dehbashi

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Community Service
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
My first Candidate Integration Day

Bernadette Venzon

When did you graduate?
Spring 2020
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
President
Secretary
Vice President of Membership
Director of Candidates

Theresa Nguyen

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Executive Coordinator
Director of Social Events
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat

Thanawan Sriratchaya

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy

Shunzhen (Jane) Feng

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy

Richard Maldonado

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Finance
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Operations
Director of Community Service
Director of Technical Meetings
Director of Tutoring
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Celebrating with the BAP Family after the conclusion of midterms and professional events

Quinlan Huynh

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Tutoring

Maziar Sadrmashreghi

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Tutoring

Lance Williams

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy, Financial Analysis, and Business Honors
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Listening to the Executive Board and President sing Backstreet Boys at the top of their lungs

Kevin Sieger

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Firm Tours
Director of Candidates

Joyce Wu

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Tutoring

Joshua Florendo

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Director of Social Events
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat

John Lim

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Technology Administrator
Director of Community Service
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Directors’ retreat in 2018

Humberto Gonzalez-Soto

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Weekend Seminar
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Social events throughout the semester. The friends are my favorite memory

Garthlee Garrovillas

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Treasurer
Executive Coordinator
Director of Firm Tours
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat

Diem Dinh

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Membership
Director of Candidates

Anna Hakopian

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Business Administration-Honors
What positions did you hold?
President
Director of Multimedia & Technology
Director of Technical Meetings
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Volleyball Wednesday’s

Alec Agana

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Operations
Director of Professional Development
Director of Mentorship
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Winning 1st place at regionals

Abraham Aliaga

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Tutoring
Director of Professional Development
Director of Weekend Seminar
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Going out with the ACCT 350 members after their first midterm and having people to rely on during recruiting and Meet the Firms

Gabriel Ventura

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
The free food from all the events

Ricky Lengua

When did you graduate?
Fall 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy & Information Systems
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Membership
Director of Firm Tours
Director of Weekend Seminars
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Among all the amazing memories I have with BAP, one that jumps out as being especially quirky and fun happened during my time as Director of Firm Tours. My Co-Director at the time, Kevin Sieger, is an outstanding golfer. It just so happened that, on each firm tour we planned, the hosting Accounting firm had a small indoor putting green. It became somewhat of a challenge to see if Kevin would be able to sink a hole-in-one in front of all the Students and Professionals in attendance. Amazingly, the man made his shot on each and every occasion. This memory stands out because, to me, it really humanized the experience of networking during firm tours and demonstrated how, with a bit of fun, we can build real human connections.

Shanina Lavilla

When did you graduate?
Summer 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Director of Candidates
Director of Awards Banquet
Director of Alumni Relations
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Candidate Integration Day

Argin Yadegarian

When did you graduate?
Spring 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Technology Administrator
Director of Candidates
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Big Bear Retreat with BAP Fam

Alberto Aguirre

When did you graduate?
Spring 2019
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Activities
Director of Meet the Firms
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Hanging out with everyone after finishing up exams. Initiating Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way as our team song. The friends I’ve made along the way and the impact I’ve had on my peers. Big Bear trips. The BAP Family GroupMe chat because of all the fun pictures and moments.

Murat Muminov

When did you graduate?
Spring 2018
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Operations
Director of Weekend Seminar
Director of Technical Meetings
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Playing games during BAP Social Events

Rano Nadjafov

When did you graduate?
Fall 2017
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Vice President of Activities
Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Social Events
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
The people! They become a family!

Hrair Oganesyan

When did you graduate?
Fall 2017
What is your Major/Minor?
B.S. in Professional Accountancy
What positions did you hold?
Treasurer
Director of Tutoring
What is your favorite memory from BAP?
Every CID has been my favorite memory

Lateefah Odedina — Director

Where are you working now?
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Florham Park, NJ
What practice or service line are you involved in?
Assurance
Would you like to share a BAP memory or fun fact about yourself?
When I was president of the Accounting Association, the then president of BAY (Jafar Rasool) and I were very good friends and so that semester we collaborated on a lot of the BAY and AA events, including Awards Night. That was a very hectic, but fun semester. Fun fact about me is that I have worked at 2 of the big 4 firms, on the east and west coast, and also in several countries.
How do you spend your weekend?
I have two kids so we are usually at the YMCA on Saturday morning/afternoons. Then the rest of the weekend is spent running errands, cooking, visiting friends, or going out with friends and family.

Stelian Damu — Partner

Where are you working now?
Moss Adams LLP
Los Angeles, CA
What practice or service line are you involved in?
Audit
Would you like to share a BAP memory or fun fact about yourself?
Besides the great talks with professor Jim Macklin, one of my best memories from my time in BAP was going to the annual meeting in San Antonio.
How do you spend your weekend?
I have two kids involved in team sports and weekends are always filled with games and tournaments. When we get a break from those.. our family enjoys biking at the beach.

Boburkhon Abdullaev

Where are you working now?
NBCUniversal
Universal City, CA
What practice or service line are you involved in?
Controllership
Would you like to share a BAP memory or fun fact about yourself?
My favorite BAP memories were the social events. I loved when some fellow members and I stayed after the events to continue socializing and having wonderful conversations.
How do you spend your weekend?
I spend quality time with my family.

Ala Yakhnavets — Manager

Where are you working now?
Pension Assurance LLP
Woodland Hills, CA
What practice or service line are you involved in?
Audits of Retirement Plans
Would you like to share a BAP memory or fun fact about yourself?
I used to study five foreign languages.
How do you spend your weekend?
I enjoy spending time with my family – going to the beach, hiking, or visiting new places.