Alumni Spotlight

Meet Beta Alpha Psi Alumni

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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.

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 — Senior Financial Analyst

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.