FATIMA BATOOL is the President of the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She is a transfer student from Pierce College. She moved to the country six years ago. After two years at Granada Hills Charter High School and three years in community college, Fatima transferred to CSUN in Fall 2016. Fatima was exposed to recruiting and public accounting during her first few weeks at CSUN. With the guidance of her peers, she became heavily involved in CSUN's Accounting Association. The club's leadership’s ability to show their appreciation for members' involvement increased her dedication to AA. With the support of her peers and co-directors, she was awarded Fall 2016 “Best Member” and Spring 2017 “Best Director.” As a Monday Meetings director in Spring 2017, she was able to better her public speaking and organizational skills. Her goal as President this semester is to establish an inclusive environment where more members are actively participating in both AA's professional and social events. After school, she tends to her henna and makeup clients to hone her creativity. Accounting student by day, artist by night!
Beatriz Bernandino is the Vice President of Accounting Association and the Committee Chair of Meet the Firms for Spring 2018. She is pursuing her B.S. in Accountancy degree and will be graduating in Fall 2018. Before pursuing Accounting, she changed majors three times. She migrated to the USA from the Philippines in 2011. When she migrated here, Beatriz started going to Cerritos College and Los Angeles City College to complete the units required to transfer to a university. She transferred to CSUN in Fall 2016 as an Accounting major. When she transferred, she decided to join and become active in student organizations. In Spring 2017, she became a Director of Student Activities for AA and a Director of Social Events for ALPFA with goals of being knowledgeable about the recruiting process and helping other students to become aware of the various professional and social events as well as leadership opportunities available. During the Summer of 2017, Beatriz participated in RSM’s Pathways Externship Program. In Fall 2017, she was AA’s Executive of Student Relations. In her free time, she plays guitar or piano. She also likes playing basketball and billiards, cooking, and going to different coffee shops with her friends.
SAM LEE is the Controller for the Accounting Association (AA) for Spring 2017. He was born in South Korea and came to the States to become an accountant. Sam is also a transfer student from Santa Monica College and joined AA in Fall 2016. He dedicated his time and efforts as a Director of Mentorship in Fall 2017 and organized a successful mentorship mixer with his partner, Jose Penado. Sam is grateful to be involved in AA since it has strongly impacted his personal and professional growth. He was fortunate to meet a lot of mentors and helped him settle in accounting program in CSUN. Sam will be overseeing Publicity Directors and he is excited to begin his role as the controller. Sam has done internship with Miramax as a Royalty accounting Intern and he is now working with The Walt Disney Company as a Corporate Tax Provision Intern. Sam loves to hike, backpacking and camping.
ZARUHI VARPETYAN is the Treasurer of the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She is a first generation college student at CSUN pursuing an accounting degree. During her first two years of college, she remained undecided. However, her strong personality and interest in business made accounting the best fit for her. She was fortunate to meet great mentors in the accounting major who guided her, introduced her to great people, and taught her the whereabouts of the accounting major at CSUN. Zaruhi started getting involved with AA and made valuable and meaningful connections with the organization. All of the support and resources that were provided to her led to her interest in pursuing a Directorship and now holding an executive position as Treasurer with AA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Charlie, watching Disney movies, and spending time with family.
Executive of Student Relations
SARAH OROZCO is the Executive of Student Relations for the Accounting Association (AA) for Spring 2018. Sarah moved to the United States from Philippines to pursue a college degree. She started in Los Angeles City College and transferred to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in Fall 2015. She got involved to various clubs in her first semester at CSUN because her friend encouraged her to join. She then became the Director of Awards Banquet, Student Development Director, and Publicity Director for AA. Aside from AA, she also held the Finance Directorship for Association of Latino Professionals for America. She has also finished an internship with Marcum, LLP during Summer 2017. AA has helped her improved herself and so she wants to be able to give back by helping others improve themselves too. She hopes to become a knowledgeable executive who will be there to help and answer the directors’ questions. At the same time, she also wants to provide a family environment for everyone and to help people make meaningful friendships. During her free time, she likes to eat, sleep, and go on adventures. She likes hanging out with friends, going on road trips, exploring new places, and hiking different trails.
PATRICK MALLARI is the Executive Coordinator for the Accounting Association for Spring 2018. Patrick was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Granada Hills Charter High School. He transferred from Moorpark Community College to CSUN in the Fall of 2015. He did not become active on the CSUN campus or the accounting clubs until the Spring of 2017, but from then on he has dedicated his time and effort to organizations such as AA and MISA. In the Fall 2017 semester, Patrick was the Director of Web Development for AA and the Director of Technology for MISA. From his directorships, Patrick learned about the importance of communication, organization, and time-management. With an executive position in AA, Patrick hopes to further his professional development by overseeing Meetings, Firms Tours, and the Web Development directorships. In the upcoming summer, Patrick will be interning at Green Hasson Janks. During his free time, Patrick enjoys art, video games, technology, and hanging out with friends.
STEVE MORALES is the Executive Administrator of the Accounting Association (AA) for the Spring 2018. Steve graduated from Van Nuys High School in 2013 and went Pierce College for 3 years. He transferred from Pierce College and started at CSUN in the Fall of 2016. Being the first one to graduate in his family, he was eager to start. With this motivation, he reached out to his fellow peers and faculty in order to get help in exposing himself to the recruiting world at CSUN as well as the Accounting Association. As the director of Web Development in the Spring 2017, he was able to better his knowledge on how the AA website worked, and he honed his communication skills by having the task of sending out emails to all members as weekly reminders. His role as the director of Student Development in the Fall 2017 bettered his time management skills and his public speaking skills. He managed two main events that AA hosts such as Resume Workshop and Mock Interviews. Throughout his journey in the Accounting Association, Steve was given the opportunity to be a Launch intern with EY in the Summer 2017. He was given the privilege to travel to New York and attend their Discover EY conference event. He is excited to continue his growth with EY, for he will be a tax intern for the Summer 2018. During his free time, Steve loves watching anime, photography, and being a mentor to help transfer students and students in the LGBT community.