Class of 2020

Stephen AndersonStephen Anderson

I am a recent graduate from the University of Vermont.  I am originally from VT and have spent most of my life in the state!  This winter I lived in Boston and worked as a tax intern for RSM US, LLP and will be rejoining the firm after graduating from the MAcc program.  In my free time I enjoy playing rugby for the UVM Men’s team, hiking, spending time at the beach, training my newly adopted dog, and going out with friends.  During my time as an undergraduate I was involved in GSB case competitions, both as a competitor and a host, volunteered at a summer camp organized and ran by UVM students called Camp Kesem, and was a part of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

 

Matt BouffardMatt Bouffard

I am a recent graduate from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. At the University of Vermont, I served as an advisor for the Grossman School of Business Student Advisory Committee, an ambassador for the Student Alumni Association, and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. I previously interned at DNB Bank, where I provided analytical support for the structuring and execution of debt financing agreements and most recently at Apollo Global Management where I provided fund accounting and valuation support for Apollo Investment Corporation. I enjoy travel, skiing, and fishing.

 

Jenny Brittenham-JonesJenny Brittenham-Jones

I completed my undergrad in 1993 and have been slowly, but diligently working towards my masters. Since I work full-time, fitting in school has been a challenge, but it is immensely rewarding. I seem to implement a part of every class into my day-to-day work. This summer my husband and I did our first cycling camping trip. The photo is from the Colchester Causeway Local Motion ferry. We rode 26 miles from Williston to Grand Isle, swam, camped and rode back the next day. The weather was lovely. Looking forward to completing the MAcc program this Spring and collaborating with the incoming cohort! It is going to be a great year!

 

Joseph ClementJoseph Clement

I am a GSB graduate that is from New Hampshire’s Queen city, Manchester. I have had experience working in NYC as a fund accountant and have recently found an interest in the defense industry doing financial analysis. My hobbies and interests include, and are not limited to, shooting skeet clays and hiking to adventurous swimming holes. During my Vermont winters I frequent Sugar Bush and Stowe on the weekend. My favorite summer sport is barefoot water skiing which to me is a staple of a New Hampshire summer. Upon competition of my MAcc I intend to earn my CPA and enjoy my career wherever it takes me.

 

Arthur Conover

 

Stephen DonahueStephen Donahue

I am Stephen Donahue - I am from Charlotte, Vermont and now live in Burlington while attending UVM. I recently graduated in the spring from UVM with a B.S. in Business Administration. This summer, I am working in audit at McSoley McCoy & Co. in South Burlington. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing golf, and playing tennis, among many other sports. I also played (and will continue playing during the MAcc year) ultimate frisbee and squash at UVM

 

Hayley EhrlichHayley Ehrlich

Hello! My name is Hayley Ehrlich and I’m from Middletown, New Jersey. I am a senior at the University of Vermont studying Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a global business theme. I’m excited to both complete my undergraduate studies and start the accelerated MAcc this fall. I’m also looking forward to starting an audit internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the winter.

 

Max FranklinMax Franklin

Hi, my name is Max Franklin! I will be finishing my undergrad in accounting this semester while working on the Accelerated MAcc program. My hobbies include hiking, video games, and being far too forgiving of my aggressive cat. After this semester, I'll begin working at KPMG, so in the meantime I hope to refine my skills to make that experience as productive as possible!

 

 

Jatinder GillJatinder Gill

Hi my name is Jatinder Gill and I come from the Bronx. I have a dream to start my own successful accounting practice. I'm a city dweller who loves to travel, go to Yankee games, and find new adventures. I'm passionate about meeting new people, solving problems, learning new things and all things baseball.

 

 

William HanleyWilliam Hanley

I am a recent graduate of the University of Vermont and will be returning to my alma mater for a fifth year this fall in order to pursue the Masters of Accountancy. Last year I focused on the taxation aspect of accounting in which I supplemented a tax season internship with Corporate and Individual Taxation classes. This year I will continue to cultivate my accounting knowledge through an upcoming audit internship at Johnson & Lambert. In my spare time you can find me behind a drum set at any of the local Burlington music venues where I play with my eclectic rock band The Great Indoors.

 

Cameron IngpenCameron Ingpen

I have spent the past ten years working in beverage and hospitality. During this time, I had the pleasure of working as the restaurant manager for critically acclaimed chef Annie Wayte at the White Hart Inn of Salisbury, Connecticut. In 2015, The White Hart was the recipient of Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants in America award. I returned to Vermont in 2016 and began coursework in business and mathematics at The Community College of Vermont. In 2018, I started the Master of Accountancy program at UVM’s Grossman School of Business. While completing my degree, I have focused on tax accounting and plan to begin sitting for the CPA in January 2019. I love fishing, motorcycles, and anything shiny or fast.

 

Maya KarosasMaya Karosas

My name is Maya Karosas and I have attended UVM for the past four years. I am from Stowe, Vermont but spent this past summer working at RSM in Boston as an audit intern. My hobbies include most things outside, but more specifically skiing, hiking, rollerblading, or hanging by the beach.

 

 

Charles “CJ” Kimbell

 

Joel KlenkeJoel Klenke

My undergraduate degree is in music performance, and before joining the MAcc program, I worked as a clarinetist in the U.S. Army Field Band. I still enjoy classical music, and I also love hiking, woodworking, and traveling.

 

 

Julie LaplumeJulie Laplume

As a first generation American and dual citizen, I was born and raised in Vermont.  I graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School and The University of Vermont (UVM) in 1991 and 1995, respectively.  Professionally, I most recently held a position as a Senior Audit Manager at a Maine based CPA firm that specialized in auditing governmental entities.   Personally, I enjoy music and traveling.  My travels have included Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia, among various other places.  I look forward to returning to The UVM campus this fall, meeting new people and continuing my education.

 

Jin LiJin Li

My name is Jin Li. I was born and raised in Yunnan, Southwest of China and relocated to the US in 2014. After I graduated from South West Forestry university in China with a master’s degree in landscaping architecture. I worked for a college in Yunnan China for 7 years as a landscaping architecture teacher before I moving to the US. I am current working for a small company as a bookkeeper and wish to go higher in the field.  I am particularly interested work in auditing and corporate taxes. When I am not working, I am enjoying what Vermont has to offer. I love hiking, swimming, gardening, cooking. I am passionate about travelling around national parks in the world.

 

Snow LiSnow Li

I was born in China and immigrated to the U.S. in 2011. In December of 2018, I graduated from University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a minor in economics. After graduation, I did a four-month internship for PricewaterhouseCoopers and will be beginning my career as a first-year audit associate with PwC in the summer of 2020. Moreover, I plan to complete my CPA exams before I start to work for PwC.

 

Wanning LiWanning Li

My name is Wanning Li. I originally came from China, now my parents and I are living in Jacksonville, Florida. I enrolled into the UVM MACC program just after I graduate from SDSU with a bachelors degree in accounting major. I used to work in the IRS’s VITA program as a tax preparer. After finishing several taxes courses in the MACC program, I’m looking forward to work in a local accounting firm next tax season.

 

Jessa Murphy-GibbonsJessa Murphy-Gibbons

My name is Jessa Murphy-Gibbons! I've lived in Burlington for more than 10 years now and I am so excited to get to spend at least one more year here while I complete the MAcc program. I graduated this spring from UVM's Grossman School of Business and have been interning over the summer with a local agricultural lending agency called Yankee Farm Credit. I love anything to do with the outdoors and summer: hiking, kayaking, BBQ's, camping under the stars, etc., so at orientation, I'll be the tan one with a smile plastered on her face that won't fade until October! Can't wait to meet y'all!

 

Harrison NaylorHarrison Naylor

nally from Abbotsford, British Columbia, which is right outside of Vancouver. However, I reside in Toronto, Ontario when I am not at school in Burlington. I am a recent graduate of the University of Vermont. I majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. I am an active member of the UVM men’s club ice hockey team. My hobbies include hiking, traveling, and hanging with my dogs.

 

Alana ParkerAlana Parker

I am a recent Saint Michael's College graduate with a major in Accounting and minors in Business Administration and Environmental Studies. I have held internships at GlobalFoundries and Crowe LLP.  These internships were most helpful in reaching the decision to start a career in public accounting. I am looking forward to continuing to enhance my accounting knowledge at the University of Vermont in the Master of Accountancy program. I am advancing my accounting career with an overall goal of completing the CPA.

In my free time I enjoy exploring new places to go running. I fell in love with the Burlington area during my undergraduate work at St. Michael’s.  I also enjoy going home to visit nearby Saratoga Springs, NY, and spending time with my family, friends, dogs, cats and horses. I compete with my horse, Reba, and have competed at and won titles at the Regional and National level.

 

Scout Precourt

 

Catherine RedmondCatherine Redmond

Hi, everyone! I grew up in Manchester, VT. This summer, I'm interning at Johnson Lambert in Burlington, VT. In the summer, I usually like spending as much time as possible outside either kayaking, swimming, or biking. I try to spend as much time in Massachusetts by the ocean as I can. I also always go berry picking multiple in the summer. I'm excited to start the MAcc classes in the fall!

 

Karina RitterKarina Ritter

Hello, my name is Karina Ritter and I recently graduated from Castleton University. In December 2018, I graduated a semester early, Magna Cum Laud, with a Bachelor’s of Science with a dual concentration in Accounting and Management. After graduation, I decided to continue my education at UVM to achieve my Masters of Accountancy. I've been to UVM many times in the past and actually almost went to UVM for my undergraduate degree so I am excited to participate in the MAcc Master Program. I am usually working or studying, but in my free time I enjoy swimming, hiking, long boarding, cooking, and yoga!

 

Elizabeth SartorelliElizabeth Sartorelli

Hi everyone, my name is Beth Sartorelli. I am from Williston, Vermont, and I attended UVM for my undergraduate degree. While at UVM I was involved in Pi Beta Phi sorority, and I also enjoy painting, baking, gardening, and being outdoors. I also have a French bulldog that I love spending time with. Last winter, I interned at KPMG in Boston in audit, and I will be working as an audit associate there next October.

 

Griffin ShawGriffin Shaw

Hi, my name is Griffin and I’m from Bradford Vermont. I’m starting the accelerated MAcc this fall while finishing up undergrad. After that I will be at PwC Denver for a winter internship and then come back to finish the MAcc the following year. I enjoy anything to do with the outdoors, skiing, hiking, swimming, and running just to name a few. I also enjoy taking time to be creative, I paint, and wood burn when I can.

 

Cole SheffertCole Sheffert

I was born and raised in Vermont. I love being outdoors and traveling around the world. I enjoy watching sports in my free time and spending time with family and friends. I’m very excited to start the MAcc program off this year and see what challenges lie ahead!

 

 

Jacob SmithJacob Smith

Here is a little bit about myself! I really do love being active. I like hiking, fishing, camping, and playing Ultimate Frisbee on Sunday afternoons with my church. Church is a huge part of my life. It is a place where I have been able to build incredible relationships, and have opportunities to learn more about God! Currently, our family has two new Bernese Mountain Dog puppies, and so our house has been full of excitement and plenty of things to keep us occupied! I’m looking forward to this next year as I am sure that it will prepare me to begin thinking more professionally and practically about the Accounting side of business. Particularly, I want to continue to gain the confidence and necessary knowledge to be successful with the CPA Exam.

 

Ryan SousaRyan Sousa

My name is Ryan Sousa and I am from Weymouth, Massachusetts. I graduated May 2019 from UVM with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Over the summer I spent 6 weeks on the island of Santa Maria in the Azores of Portugal. I spent most of my time there doing activities like: swimming, hiking, fishing, and relaxing. I improved my Portuguese during the trip and hope to be fluent one day. Some activities I enjoy are skiing, hiking, sailing, and playing ice hockey.

 

Kyle WentzelKyle Wentzel

After graduating from Saint Michael’s College in 2018, I was fortunate to begin a full-time position here at UVM in the Disbursement Center. I specifically focus on travel & expenses, but I also assist with the University’s Purchasing Card program when needed. At St. Mikes, I studied business and accounting, but outside of class I was an active firefighter with Saint Michael’s Fire & Rescue, where I also served as the engineer and second lieutenant. I assisted in the maintenance and repair of our apparats and equipment in both of those positions. After graduating, I transferred to a different department and now serve on the Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company, but I continue to work part-time as a dispatcher for St. Michael’s College and St. Michael’s Fire & Rescue. Although I currently live in Colchester, VT, I am originally from Portsmouth, RI, and I also enjoy skiing, camping, kayaking, and swimming.

 

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams

My name is Ryan Williams, and I am turning 22 on August 7th. I was born in the Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania area, but I quickly moved to the Rochester area of New York when I was 2. From there I have lived in Port Byron NY, Liverpool NY, Syracuse NY, Saratoga Springs NY (where my parents currently live), and currently Burlington! When I originally came to UVM I was a Wildlife Biology major and I switched to Accounting in my Sophomore year. I have had a few Part-Time jobs here and there, most recently I worked at New England Federal Credit Union until last semester.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to work this summer due to a ruptured spleen and a related illness, but I have been trying to do all the fun activities I can before going into the real-world next year. Some of the activities that I like doing are hiking, kayaking, and biking. In the winter I love to snowboard like I am sure many of you do too (or skiing). Finally, some of my other hobbies include baseball (go Yankees!), hockey, football, and just getting outside.

After school I hope to go into Public Accounting in the Audit Sector. I also hope that I can pass the CPA as soon as possible just like all of you, so let’s hope we learn some good stuff this next year! I am sure that I have already met many of you, and for those that I have not, I am excited to meet you all.