Utah Valley University
As a passionate accounting student, I am excited to serve as a campus ambassador for the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. Currently entering my senior year at Utah Valley University, I am eager to promote the field of accounting and support my fellow students in their professional development. I hope to expand my knowledge and continue my academic journey by pursuing a MAcc next fall.
Beyond academics, I find joy in exploring the world around me. I have a passion for traveling and capturing this beautiful world through photography. When I am not busy you can find me hiking, fishing or paddle boarding. With an adventurous spirit, I find joy in exploring new destinations and challenging myself.
I am honored to represent the UACPA as a campus ambassador and I am eager to make a positive impact. I look forward to seeing what this year holds!
My name is Matthew Cormier and I grew up in Alpine, Utah. I am studying accounting at Utah Valley University. I am very passionate about using my skills to help others in my field.
When I'm not creating spreadsheets, I love to spend time biking, camping, and hiking. I have 7 siblings and recently moved to American Fork where I live with my wife and hundreds of wild bunnies.
As a senior accounting major at Westminster University, I jumped on the invitation to be a campus ambassador for the UACPA. Last fall, I had the opportunity to intern for the VITA program and it sparked an interest in tax and the ability to serve underprivileged taxpayers. I am currently in my final semester at Westminster and plan to enroll in a tax focused MAcc program. Upon completion of a MAcc program, I plan to earn the CPA designation and pursue a career in tax. I enjoy the accounting and finance fields and the tools each brings to businesses and individuals alike.
When I am not studying, I enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family. As a Utah native, I tend to gravitate to the many outdoor activities Utah’s geography provides including skiing, river sports, climbing, and mountain biking.
I am eager to represent Westminster University as a campus ambassador for the UACPA and the benefits the association provides to both students and professionals. .
Utah State University
My name is Lane Dudley and I am entering into the Macc program as Utah State and will be graduating in the spring. I grew up in American Fork, UT and graduated planning to become an engineer and I made the wise choice to switch to accounting after my first semester. I am excited to be serving as one of USU's campus ambassadors so I can help new accounting students find the resources I wish I had known about sooner.
Aside from accounting, I enjoy cheering on the Aggies at sports events, even if we lose. I also spend time reading, hiking, climbing, watching movies, and playing with my dog.
Spencer is a Senior/Con-current MAcc student at Utah State University and is from Spanish Fork, Utah. He has experience as a Trade Analyst at KPMG and as an Audit Intern at Deloitte. Recently, he finished an internship with the Division of Enforcement and Investigations at the PCAOB. Next summer, he will be interning at Ernst & Young in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys golfing, paddleboarding, rock climbing, and reading.
BRigham Young University
My name is Ali Branham, and I am thrilled to serve as a campus ambassador for the UACPA. I moved to Provo 3 years ago to attend BYU, but I’m originally from Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, I am a MAcc student and anticipate graduating in April 2025. My studies at BYU’s School of Accountancy have focused on tax and data analytics. I’m looking forward to my 2023 and 2024 internships with Grant Thornton.
Outside of accounting, I enjoy hiking, country swing dancing, baking, and playing my flute. Recently, I’ve been learning to play the penny whistle and play pickle ball!
University of Utah
My name is Julie Barr and I am excited to be the campus ambassador for the UACPA. I have had the pleasure of being a student member of the organization for a couple of years now. I am a proud native Utah resident. I graduated from the University of Utah with my Accounting degree in 2023. I immediately began the full-time MAcc program and I expect to graduate in May of 2024.
I fell in love with accounting when I took my first class as an elective and I finally knew what I wanted to be “when I grew up” (I am a non-traditional student)! Accounting seems to fit with two of my passions—organization and solving puzzles.
Upon graduation, I have plans to work full-time with the Office of the State Auditor and to take the exams to earn my CPA license.
Outside of school I enjoy time with my adult children, travel, the daily Wordle challenge and jigsaw puzzles, of course.
Utah Tech University
WEBER State University
My name is Aubry Savage, and I am currently a junior at Weber State University. I am passionate about accounting, driven by my love for numbers, analytical thinking, and having a knack for solving real-word puzzles.
My favorite thing about going to Weber State University is the relatively small class sizes. Having the smaller classes fosters a better student-to-teacher relationship and provides a more engaging learning experience. Weber State’s Accounting 2010 class confirmed my path. Clear explanations and a supportive learning environment, coupled with my professor’s enthusiasm, ignited my passion for accounting.
In the next five years, I aim to advance my career, become a CPA, explore Europe, and share all my adventures with a dachshund dog. Beyond academics, I enjoy hiking, concerts, fitness and quality time with friends and family.
I am looking forward to serving as the UACPA Campus Ambassador for Weber State University and the knowledge and skills I will gain from this rewarding experience.
Hi! My name is Abigail Wagstaff and I am looking forward to being a campus ambassador. I have known accounting was right for me after my first accounting class as it had me looking into the future. I am planning on getting my MAcc and CPA license.
My main reason for being an ambassador is because I want everyone to find the excitement that I have found in accounting. The excitement comes from the community and especially the professors. Weber State University has done an amazing job at finding professors who are passionate about what they are teaching. It makes me excited to learn and continue with my education.
I do find joy outside of school. I can be found going to the gym or on a nice run. I also like trying new restaurants with friends or a fun recipe at home. I can be caught relaxing with my cat who loves to binge watch TV shows and movie series with me.
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