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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.

Libby Albrecht

Hometown/Country: Leander, TX
Undergraduate Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major:
Economics

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

Helen Chang

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

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Banking or Consulting
Contact Helen

Ling-Chuan Chang

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

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field:
Auditing
Contact Ling-Chuan

Johnny Chu

Hometown/Country: Taichung, Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate Major:
Marketing

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

Julie Dockins

Hometown/Country: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Texas State University
Undergraduate Major: Entrepreneurial Management

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Planned career field: Forensic Accounting-Fraud Investigations
Contact Julie

Jie (Alvin) Dong

Hometown/Country: Beijing, China
Undergraduate Institution: The University of British Columbia
Undergraduate Major: Finance

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

Joel Francia

Hometown/Country: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Canisius College (NY)
Undergraduate Major: International Business; International Relations

MPA track: Taxation
Planned career field: International Tax
Contact Joel

Jonathan Grabert

Hometown/Country: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Institution: St. Edward’s University
Undergraduate Major: Computer Systems Management

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance;
                     Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Industry
Contact Jonathan

James Hilton

Hometown/Country: Bountiful, UT
Undergraduate Institution: Weber State University (UT)
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Taxation; Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Consulting/Advisory Services
Contact James

Xiayimiao Hua

Hometown/Country: China
Undergraduate Institution: Nanjing University
Undergraduate Major: Accounting

MPA track: Financial Reporting and Assurance;
                     Managerial Accounting and Control
Planned career field: Public Accounting and Industry
Contact Xiayimiao

Katie Kahlbaugh

Hometown/Country: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate Major: Economics

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

Sarah Kelly

Hometown/Country: Denver, CO
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder
Undergraduate Major: Business-Finance emphasis

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

Clare Lyons

Hometown/Country: San Diego/Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of California-San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Economics

MPA track: Taxation
Planned career field: Public Accounting (Tax)
Contact Clare

Kaylee Nguyen

Hometown/Country: Hanoi, Vietnam
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
Undergraduate Major: Accounting and Finance

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

Maxim Novoselov

Hometown/Country: Moscow, Russia
Undergraduate Institution: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Undergraduate Major: Economics

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

Scott Schmeling

Hometown/Country: Rockford, IL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Major: Accounting and Finance

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

Jenny Wood

Hometown/Country: Fort Lauderdale, FL / Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy and Political Science

MPA tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance; Taxation
Planned career field:  External Audit
Contact Jenny