Masters in Accounting

Meet our MSA Ambassadors

 

Wake Forest MSA Ambassadors are current students who are available and eager to answer any questions you might have. Our Ambassadors know the MSA program and the path to get there better than anyone so they can give you the first-hand student perspective you need. We encourage you to reach out any of the ambassadors listed below via email regarding questions about the program, application process, career resources, internships, life at Wake Forest, living in Winston-Salem, or any other questions you may have.

 

Ashley Pierson

Email: pierae17@wfu.edu
Track: Tax
Firm/City: PwC/Tampa


Undergrad School: University of South Florida
Major: Accounting

Personal: I am from Tampa, FL and I completed a Winter Internship with PwC in 2017 in their Tax practice. I will begin working full-time in Fall of 2018. I love the climate and atmosphere of Wake Forest, and I am very happy to be away from the Florida heat for a little while! When I’m not studying and exploring Winston-Salem, I love to cook new recipes and go for runs on the local trails.

David Lee

Email: leet16@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: PwC/New York


Undergrad School:  Univ of CA – Berkeley
Major: Economics & Environmental Science

Personal: I am originally from Hong Kong, China, and came to the states for college in 2009. After graduating from Berkeley, I worked at a CPA firm for two years as a Tax Associate. I decided to experience something new and came to Wake MSA after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years. I interned last winter in New York with PwC in their Advisory-Financial Due Diligence practice and I am very excited to go back! Outside of school, I love traveling and eating food from different countries.

Jaime Spruce

Email: spruja13@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: EY/New York


Undergrad School:  Wake Forest University
Major: Accounting

Personal: I am from Long Grove, IL and have recently moved to South Florida. Last winter, I interned with EY in the Assurance practice. I am very excited to go back and work there this coming fall! In undergraduate, I enjoyed being President of my sorority, working on the Executive Board of the Wake Accounting Society, and performing with the Varsity Dance Team. Outside of school, I love going paddle boarding at the beach, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family!

Lucas Prillaman

Email: prillc16@wfu.edu
Track: Tax
Firm/City: PwC/ Charlotte


Undergrad School: Guilford College
Major: Accounting

Personal: I am originally from Martinsville, VA and I interned last winter in Charlotte with PwC in their Tax practice. I am very excited to go back and work there this coming January! Meanwhile, I am enjoying my last semester in Winston with the MSA program. Outside of school, I love running, hiking, and travelling! Earlier this Fall I went to Utah for a week to participate in a trail running festival where I ran 43 miles in 3 national parks.

Wenning Fang

Email: fangw17@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: TBD


Undergrad School:  Sun Yat-sen University
Major: Accounting

Personal: I am originally from Hefei, Anhui, China but did my undergrad at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong Province. I also studied at the University of Auckland in New Zealand for a semester in 2015. Now I am exploring this country and enjoying my life here at Wake Forest. I am still actively looking for internships at the moment, and I hope that will take me on a new journey! Outside of school, I love listening to music and spending time with my friends. Don’t hesitate to shoot me an email if you want to know more about this great program!

Jack Murray

Email: murrjh13@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: EY /Charlotte


Undergrad School:  Wake Forest University
Major: Accounting

Personal: I am originally from Anderson, South Carolina. I’ve interned at Navigant Consulting in their Disputes & Investigations practice in addition to interning in Federal Audit with KPMG. After the MSA program, I’ll be working at EY in Charlotte in their Fraud Investigation & Dispute services group. I have been involved in the past with Young Life, intramural sports, philanthropy events, and working as a TA. Outside of work and school, I’m really passionate about sports, volunteering and traveling. I went to Peru this past summer and plan to backpack parts of Europe next summer after finishing the CPA.

Sam Carver

Email: carvsw13@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: EY/New York


Undergrad School: Wake Forest University
Major: Accounting

Personal: Even though I am originally from Atlanta, GA, Wake Forest provided me with the resources to complete an Audit internship with EY’s New York office. My internship experience was so great that I will be rejoining EY in New York next fall! Wake Forest has truly prepared me to excel in the Accounting profession, and the MSA program is an exciting opportunity to continue my education with a unique concentration in the FTS track with a focus on both Finance and Accounting. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking tasty food, finding new music, and spending time with friends. Winston-Salem is a great place for exploring all of these interests, and because of this, I am always able to decompress after a day of classes. It has been an honor to attend Wake Forest, and if you would like to hear more, do not hesitate to shoot me an email!

Meredith Gay

Email: gaymk13@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: PwC/Charlotte


Undergrad School:  Wake Forest University
Major: Accounting

Personal: I grew up in Zebulon, NC (eastern NC) but I have really enjoyed being in Winston-Salem these past four years. I interned this past winter with PwC in Charlotte in their audit practice and am very excited to be starting full-time with them in the fall of 2018. I am a big sports fan and love cheering on the Deacs. I even traveled with my family to DC to watch Wake win the Military Bowl last year!

Celine Olcott

Email: olcocv13@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: PwC/New York


Undergrad School:  Wake Forest University
Major: Accounting; Statistics (minor)

Personal: I am a double Deac from New York City! I interned last winter in New York with PwC’s Deals Practice in their Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS) group. I am looking forward to returning next fall as a full-time associate! On campus, I work as a teaching assistant for multiple undergraduate courses and as a research assistant for professors in the accounting department. Outside of school, I am an avid skier and traveler.

Brendan D’Amato

Email: damab17@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: TBD


Undergrad School:  Clemson University
Major: Accounting/Finance

Personal: I am from Charlotte, NC and interned there last summer with Deloitte in their Audit practice. I am currently applying to a number of Financial Rotational Programs with companies like GE and Johnson & Johnson for full-time employment. Since August, I have been seriously enjoying my time in Winston-Salem and at Wake. In my time outside of classes, I’ve gotten involved with the university, playing club soccer, participating in the Catholic Community, and taking piano lessons. I also love reading, writing, anything athletic, and traveling. Go Tigers, Go Deacs!

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