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Connect with Current Students

Texas MPA Admissions Ambassadors are a group of current students in the Master in Professional Accounting program at The University of Texas at Austin who have volunteered to share their experiences with prospective students. Our admissions ambassadors are happy to answer your questions about MPA classes, the job search, campus life, and living in Austin.

Our ambassadors are not directly involved in the admissions process and therefore cannot answer admissions-related questions. Please review the Frequently-Asked Questions, refer to the MPA admissions blog, or contact Keri Ledezma if you have any questions regarding admissions.

For more information and to contact a Texas MPA admissions ambassador, click on his or her name below.

Avery Abshire

Hometown/Country: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institution:
Tulane University
Undergraduate Major:
Psychology and Sociology

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Audit or Consulting
Contact Avery

Urton Anderson

Hometown/Country:Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Augsburg College
Undergraduate Major: Accounting, Economics and Business Administration

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Internal Audit/Risk Advisory
Contact Urton

Christina Benvenuti

Hometown/Country: Morristown, NJ
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Major:
Politics, Philosophy and Economics

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:
Public Accounting
Contact Christina

Olivia Coffey

Hometown/Country: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Major:
Fine Arts (Photography)

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Public Accounting (Audit or Advisory)
Contact Olivia

Emily Cunningham

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Goucher College
Undergraduate Major: Theater

MPA track: Taxation
Planned career field: Public Accounting
Contact Emily

Charlie Deer

Hometown/Country: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Alabama
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance;
Planned career field: Public Accounting (Audit)
Contact Charlie

Max Francis

Hometown/Country: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Georgia
Undergraduate Major: Marketing

MPA track: Taxation
Planned career field: Undecided
Contact Max

Daniel Glenn

Hometown/Country: Portola Valley, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Miami University of Ohio
Undergraduate Major: Political Science

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Industry or Public Accounting
Contact Daniel

Yuting Huang

Hometown/Country: Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution: National Taiwan University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting and Finance

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Public Accounting
Contact Yuting

Kathryn Kimmell

Hometown/Country: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Undecided
Contact Kathryn

Rachel Kutz

Hometown/Country: Moraga, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Lafayette College
Undergraduate Major: Economics

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Undecided
Contact Rachel

Yiman Li

Hometown/Country: Wuhan, China
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Taxation
Planned career field: Assurance Services
Contact Yiman

Leslie Lin

Hometown/Country: Taipei, Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution: National Chengchi University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Public Accounting
Contact Leslie

Markus McKnight

Hometown/Country: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: Corporate Communications

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Assurance Services
Contact Markus

Gentry Millar

Hometown/Country: Carlisle, Arkansas
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston
Undergraduate Major: Economics and Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Consulting/Advisory
Contact Gentry

Mathew Oakes

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Texas State University
Undergraduate Major: Applied Arts and Sciences

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Public Accounting
Contact Mathew

Joshua O'Rear

Hometown/Country: League City, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University
Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Industry or Public Accounting
Contact Joshua

Jon Roberts

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: History and Education

MPA tracks: Taxation
Planned career field:  Public Accounting
Contact Jon

Rachelle Shamieh

Hometown/Country: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of San Francisco
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Public Accounting - Audit
Contact Rachelle

Michelle Sikes

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate Major: Music

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Undecided
Contact Michelle

Hilary Walker

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: Plan II Honors and Psychology

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Undecided
Contact Hilary

Jui Tzu Wang

Hometown/Country: Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution: National Chengchi University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:  Public Accounting
Contact Jui Tzu

Emily Wang

Hometown/Country: Bejing, China
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: Radio-TV-Film

MPA tracks: Taxation
Planned career field:  Public Accounting
Contact Emily

Yuelong Wen

Hometown/Country: Tianjin, China
Undergraduate Institution: Renmin University of China
Undergraduate Major: International Business

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field:  Undecided
Contact Yuelong