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.

 

Taylor Simmons

Email: simmst16@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: PwC/Charlotte


Undergraduate School: UNC-Charlotte
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Personal: I will begin my career in August 2017 in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice, which focuses on internal audit and information systems. I chose to start in the Risk Assurance practice because it provides a variety of professional experiences. In the future, I hope to become involved in a non-profit organization committed to closing the opportunity gap in the United States. In my free time, I enjoy keeping up with college athletics (Go Deacs!), golfing, and visiting local breweries.

David Lee

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


Undergraduate School:  UC – Berkeley
Undergraduate Major: Economics/Environmental Science

Personal: I grew up in Hong Kong, China, and came to the states in 2009. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley, I worked at a CPA firm for two years as a Tax Associate and had experiences in Tax Compliance and Tax Provision. I decided to move to the East Coast after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years. I enjoy food very much, like to travel and play some casual basketball.

Liam Davis

Email: davilr16@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: Deloitte Consulting/Atlanta


Undergraduate School:  Morehouse College
Undergraduate Major: Business Administration

Personal: I am an incredibly goal-oriented individual who realizes the importance of “Beginning with the end in mind.” I have held analyst positions within the Investment Banking, Industrial Real Estate, and Management Consulting fields. As a result of living in three different countries, I have had various experiences throughout life which allows me to bring a unique perspective to the table. During my time at Wake Forest, I have had the opportunity to focus on my passion of service by being engaged in the local Winston-Salem community as a mentor to male adolescents.

Karen Tan

Email: tany15@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: Deloitte/NYC


Undergraduate School:  Fudan University/Wake Forest University MA 16’
Undergraduate Major: Economics

Personal: I am originally from Shanghai.  I enjoy traveling and reading in my leisure time.  My favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and my favorite city to visit is Kyoto, Japan.  I also earned my Master of Arts in Management from Wake Forest in May, 2016.

Sam Frost

Email: frossm12@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: Deloitte/New York


Undergraduate School:  Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting/Spanish

Personal:  I am originally from Charlotte, NC, and I interned last winter in New York with Deloitte in their Audit practice. I am very excited to go back and work there this coming fall! Meanwhile, I am enjoying my last year in Winston with the MSA program. Outside of school, I love swimming, running, and travelling! I backpacked in Southeast Asia last summer and am actually going to South America with some friends this coming summer before starting work!

Valeriy Sviderskiy

Email: svidvo16@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: KPMG/Charlotte


Undergraduate School:  Davidson College
Undergraduate Major: Economics

Personal:  As a current student in the MSA program, I can say that my opportunities have grown exponentially and that the connections I have made with the faculty, staff, and student body have enriched me personally. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as an MSA student ambassador and to share my wonderful experiences with the many engaged and personable prospective students. If you have any questions about the academic environment, curriculum, job placement, or any other aspect of the MSA program, then feel free to reach out to me so that I can illustrate why life is that much better as a Demon Deacon!

Lawrence Watkins

Email: watklj16@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: Deloitte Advisory – M&A/ Chicago


Undergraduate School:  University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Personal:   I currently serve as the President of Business Students of Color. I enjoy working with other graduate student organizations to create a more inclusive graduate experience. Go Deacs!

Brenna Jones

Email: drabbl16@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: RSM Risk Advisory Services/Charlotte


Undergraduate School:  North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Major: Business Administration-Finance, Accounting Minor

Personal:  As an alumna of NC State, I can speak to the different experiences I have had at both a large public university and a small private one, and answer any questions about the different environments, curricula, internship opportunities, etc. I enjoy yoga, running, hiking, and playing tennis during my free time… basically I just love being outdoors! I have found that Winston-Salem is only a short day-trip away from some great places to get outside and explore!

Stephanie Fosina

Email: fosisl12@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: PwC/New York


Undergraduate School:  Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Personal:   I am originally from New Rochelle, NY. I did my accounting internship last winter in New York City with PwC in their Audit practice. I really enjoyed my time living in the city and am excited to begin full time. Some of my hobbies include cooking, playing Friends trivia, and traveling with my roommates.

Alyssa Frizzelle

Email: frizta16@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: PwC/Charlotte


Undergraduate School:  Appalachian State University
Undergraduate Major: Management – Entrepreneurship

Personal:  Originally from Burlington, NC, I am a three-semester student in the Assurance track. I recently completed an internship with PwC in Charlotte and will be starting full time with the firm in January, 2018. At Wake, I serve as one of the co-chairs for the MSA Student Engagement Council, an organization that plans social, philanthropy and educational events for the MSA student body. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my Golden and Flat-Coated Retrievers, Darcy and Elsa. If you have questions about the program, living in Winston, or you just want cute dog pictures, feel free to email me!

Sydney Goldstein

Email: goldse16@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: EY/Washington D.C.


Undergraduate School:  University of Florida
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Personal:  I am from Orlando, Florida and interned with EY in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer of 2016. I am extremely passionate about international business – I speak French and have studied abroad in Anshan, China, and Paris, France, where I spent my sophomore year enrolled at the Université Paris IX Dauphine. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, traveling, and art.

Casey Witkowski       

Email: witkcl16@wfu.edu
Track: Financial Transaction Services
Firm/City: Grant Thornton/Charlotte


Undergraduate School:  College of Charleston
Undergraduate Major: Finance

Personal: I will be starting my career with Grant Thornton this fall in a Financial Diligence & Valuation rotational program. I have really enjoyed my time at Wake Forest so far! In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family (I am the oldest of 9!) and my fiancé, running, traveling, and baking.

Adrianne Rohrer

Email: rohrah16@wfu.edu
Track: Assurance
Firm/City: PwC/Atlanta


Undergraduate School:  University of Georgia
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

Personal: I am from Marietta, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia for Undergrad. I interned last summer at PwC in Atlanta doing assurance! I will be starting with PwC full time in September. I decided to come to Wake to get my masters because of the prestige of the program and the excitement of trying somewhere new. I have enjoyed the classes and the program very much, and will be sad to leave Winston-Salem in May. Besides studying and school, I enjoy eating good food, working out, and spending quality time with my friends. I am looking forward to new adventures to come! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions!