MEET THE BOARD
Nicole is a fourth-year accounting major and Spanish minor at San Diego State University. Originally from Seattle, Nicole grew up enrolled in a Spanish Immersion education program. For the Fall of 2020, she will be serving as the president-elect of Beta Alpha Psi.
Nicole joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall of 2019. After going through the recruiting process, she accepted an audit internship with Deloitte for the Summer of 2021. With all that she learned from her time as a member in Beta Alpha Psi, Nicole wants to give back to the organization by being a member of the executive board. As President, Nicole is excited to be a role model and friend to the Beta Alpha Psi members. Her goal is to help members navigate through the recruiting process confidently and receive job offers.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys painting, attending music festivals, listening to music, and anything involving creativity!
I joined BAP one year ago and has since made tons of friends, even more professional connections, and also bagged a couple internships! My favorite thing about BAP is our paying it forward mentality, because I love to pass on the knowledge I’ve gained to others who deserve it! In my free time I like to mix music (DJ) and hike. I have a pet hedgehog named Harold. Excited to see what’s in store for this semester!
VP of Communications
Halie is a third-year Accounting major and Spanish minor at San Diego State University. She grew up in Orange County and knew she wanted to pursue a career in Accounting. For the Spring of 2021, she will be serving as the Vice President of Communications of Beta Alpha Psi.
Halie joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall of 2020. After going through the recruiting process, she accepted an Audit internship with KPMG for the Summer of 2021. Halie was inspired by all of her fellow Beta Alpha Psi members, especially from the executive board. This only encouraged Halie to want to give that back to those who helped her throughout her recruitment experience. As Vice President of Communications, Halie is delighted to promote to students on campus what an amazing organization Beta Alpha Psi truly is. Her goal is to encourage members to network with various firms, as well as within the organization, and promote opportunities to help members receive job offers.
Originally from Newport Beach, Halie enjoys going to the beach, playing and listening to music, and traveling in her free time.
VP of Professional Development
Teddy is a 4th-year accounting major graduating this May of 2021 and is enrolled on the BMACC track at San Diego State University. He was born and grew up on Maui, Hawaii. He will be serving as the VP of Professional Development for the Spring of 2021.
Teddy joined Beta Alpha PSI in the Spring of 2020. After 2 years of undergrad, he left school to go work at an Investment Bank and resumed school in the Spring of 2020. This past summer he forwent an internship offer in order to take a full set of summer classes to graduate on his original track. He has no current commitments to any firm. He is looking forward to working in his role as the VP of Professional Development and sharing his unique experience. He is particularly excited at coordinating the firms and giving everyone in Beta Alpha Psi a better chance at landing an internship or even full-time offer. He is very passionate about finding ways trying to improve the networking experience for BAP Members.
Crystal is a third-year double major in accounting and statistics-actuarial science with a minor in interdisciplinary studies through the Weber Honors College at SDSU. She is from San Diego and hopes to pass along tips and tricks for finding internships and interviewing to other members of BAP.
Crystal joined BAP in the Spring semester of 2020. After having an internship in tax at a local CPA firm, she decided to recruit with her newfound friends at Beta Alpha Psi during Spring 2020. During this time, she was offered an internship for Summer 2021 with Ernst & Young in the Assurance service line. She is excited to complete her role as treasurer this semester and act as a mentor for other students in the club who are recruiting.
This past year, Crystal has gotten to hone in on her favorite activities such as playing the piano, playing board games with her family, and playing golf with her friends.
VP of Formal Events
Allison is a third-year accounting major on the BMACC track at San Diego State University. Allison grew up in the Bay Area and was determined to get a business degree since taking her first business class in middle school. For the Spring of 2021, she will be serving as the VP of Formal Events for Beta Alpha Psi.
Allison joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall of 2020. After going through the recruiting process, she accepted an audit internship with RSM for the Summer of 2021. Allison quickly got involved in Beta Alpha Psi and was determined to help out whenever she could. Allison is also excited to fulfill her role as VP of Formal Events this semester through the organization of our spring Meet the Firms recruitment event. She is hopeful that everyone who attends will land an internship.
VP of membership
Mashal is a senior in Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy and is on the BMACC track at San Diego State University. Mashal started his academic career at the University of San Diego before transferring to San Diego State University. Originally from Afghanistan, Mashal immigrated to San Diego and has lived here since.
Mashal joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall of 2020 and will be serving as the VP of Membership for Spring of 2021. Mashal started his career as a tax intern for a local CPA firm and is currently a tax intern for Baker Tilly during the 2021 busy season. In his role as VP of Membership, Mashal is excited to serve the members of Beta Alpha Psi and help this great organization grow. His goal is to help members develop their business acumen.
During his free time, Mashal enjoys snowboarding, reading, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
VP of Reporting
Brandon is a third-year accounting major at San Diego State University. He transferred from San Diego City College in the Fall of 2020 and joined Beta Alpha Psi during this semester. For the Spring of 2021 he will be serving as the Vice President of Reporting of Beta Alpha Psi.
Brandon went through the recruiting process and accepted an internship with Deloitte for the Summer of 2021, as well as Winter 2022 internship with RSM in the Tax service line. He received plenty of guidance along the way from his fellow BAP members, and wants to give back to the organization and assist other members of Beta Alpha Psi going through the recruitment process.
Outside of work and school, he enjoys weightlifting, hiking, and listening to music.
VP of internal audit
Thomas is a second-year graduate student specializing in finance in the MBA program at SDSU’s Fowler College of Business. Prior to coming to SDSU he completed his undergraduate degree at UCSD, majoring in Economics. He is originally from the small town of Reedley in California’s Central Valley.
Thomas joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall of 2020 and will be serving as the VP of Internal Audit for the Spring 2021 Semester. After going through the recruiting process in his first semester with Beta Alpha Psi, he accepted a full time offer to join Sempra Energy’s finance department. Having learned so much from other BAP members during his first semester as a part of the organization, he is eager to help advise other members as they progress through their studies and their own recruitment processes.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys remaining active with weightlifting and trips to the beach. An avid sports fan, he is frequently involved in discussions about statistics and sports history with friends.
Welcome to the Beta Eta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at San Diego State University. I am pleased to serve as the faculty advisor and continue the standard of excellence set under my predecessors, Drs. Brett Kawada and David DeBoskey. Our Beta Eta Chapter is one of the most outstanding chapters in the nation. We’ve received the Superior Chapter award for three consecutive decades, and our students have competed and won Beta Alpha Psi competitions at the regional and national levels.
As an honor organization, candidates and members of the Beta Eta Chapter represent the best of SDSU’s Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. The Chapter leadership will plan activities to help you prepare to become a professional accountant. In addition to networking with prospective employers, you have the opportunity to give back to our community and develop life-long friendships. Your professional skills will be enhanced through workshops and participating in the regional and national competitions. I encourage you to participate in as many events, activities and competitions as possible.
As faculty advisor, I accept the challenge of supporting a student organization that holds itself to such high standards.
Paul A. Sager