MEET THE BOARD
Yoshi is originally from Orange County, CA and came to San Diego to participate in the MSA program specializing in tax. He interned with KPMG during the Summer of 2020 and has signed a full-time offer with KPMG in their Business Tax Services practice upon completing his Master’s.
Yoshi’s main goal for being a leader in Beta Alpha Psi is to give back and mentor the SDSU student body. He has a passion for influencing the development of those coming next in order to make an impact larger than himself. He has been in BAP for the entirety of his SDSU tenure and looks to have BAP make a difference in SDSU more than any other club.
His passions in his free time are building computers, taking hip-hop dance classes, and being involved in church.
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-elect, 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!
VP of Communications
Meredith is originally from La Verne, CA and is an undergraduate accounting student pursuing a master’s in taxation through the BMACC program. She will be interning with Deloitte in the summer of 2021. She currently works as a GA for Accounting 202 and worked all summer helping to redesign the class.
Meredith’s main goal for being a leader in Beta Alpha Psi is to use her experiences and knowledge to help other students be successful. This will be Meredith’s second semester in Beta Alpha Psi.
Her passions include snow skiing, fashion, and visiting all of the beautiful places in San Diego with friends.
VP of Professional Development
Kevin is a senior at San Diego State University and will graduate and be CPA eligible in Spring 2021. He has taken an unconventional route through life and school, choosing to work and travel after high school instead of attending college. For example, he spent time as a supervisor with the YMCA and then as an entertainer on cruise ships. This perspective on school and life has helped him to surpass his own expectations in his educational pursuits.
Kevin feels his life experience and attitude is a strong asset for Beta Alpha Psi, wanting to help those around him surpass their own expectations as well. Taking the officer role of Professional Development, he is excited about the many opportunities to help students recruit with firms and achieve success. He has felt the value of Beta Alpha Psi grow with each semester and is looking forward to giving back.
His free time is spent with his two young nieces as their “Fun-cle” (Fun Uncle). When not with them, Kevin loves to play golf and basketball. He is a big basketball fan and is fully aware of how unconventional it is for him to be a fan of the Celtics and the Lakers. However, Kevin is extremely proud to be an Aztec and a fan of SDSU sports.
Chris is a senior who has been at SDSU since his freshman year. He has experience volunteering for the VITA program on campus. After graduation he plans on obtaining his CPA license and hopes to pursue a career in Tax.
Chris joined Beta Alpha Psi in the Fall 2019 semester where he served on the communications committee and was in charge of updating the organization’s LinkedIn page. He was drawn by Beta Alpha Psi’s commitment to serving its members and is excited to be more involved this semester.
In his free time Chris enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, going to the gym, and spending time with his two dogs. He also enjoys the occasional Netflix binge.
VP of Formal Events
Anna Nguyen is a senior at San Diego State University. She is planning to graduate with her B.S. in Business Administration – Accounting in the Spring of 2021. She interned with Squar Milner in the Spring of 2020 and will be interning with Baker Tilly in the Spring of 2021. She is hoping to continue working in public accounting after graduation.
This is her third semester in Beta Alpha Psi. She wants to continue giving back and assisting others through the recruitment process. Also, as the VP of Formal Events, she hopes to create impactful events for students, SDSU faculty, and local professionals.
In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and working for various non-profits. She hopes to bridge her interests in non-profits with her knowledge in accounting & finance. Also, she is an avid traveler having been to 15+ countries and 15+ states. She hopes to continue traveling and experience new cultures in the future.
VP of engagement
Aileen is a fourth-year accounting student at San Diego State University. Following the Spring semester, she plans to continue her SDSU education through the BMACC program. In the summer of 2021, she will be an audit intern in KPMG’s San Diego office.
She joined Beta Alpha Psi as a junior and previously served as the Vice President of Internal Audit. As the current Vice President of Engagement, she organizes community service events and is the main point of contact for students regarding membership status.
In her free time, Aileen likes baking desserts and watching horror films. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
VP of Reporting
Sierra Rury is a senior at SDSU and this will be her second semester with Beta Alpha Psi. She is planning to pursue her masters degree through the BMACC program and will graduate in 2022. Shortly after, she hopes to obtain her CPA license.
Sierra currently works as an assistant to a CPA, helping to prepare individual tax returns. This upcoming winter, she will be starting a tax internship with RSM, as well as a summer tax internship with EY in 2021. She is very passionate about Beta Alpha Psi and has joined the board to help other students prepare to enter the professional world.
Outside of work and school, her interests include fashion, the environment, and animals.
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