GS:      Where are you from?
ST:       I am from Hayden, Alabama.

GS:      What degree will you receive and when?
ST:       I received my undergraduate degree in Accountingfrom Auburn University in August 2008.I will receive my Master of Accountancy degree from UAB in August 2009.

GS:      How long have you been at UAB?
ST:       I am just now starting my second semester at UAB.

GS:      What is your research?
ST:       I am very interested in the audit field of accounting; therefore, I’m focusing my research efforts on the audit process of internal controls within organizations to better reduce audit risk.

GS:      What made you choose UAB for your graduate studies?
ST:       UAB has an excellent M.Ac. Program, outstanding faculty, and I desired to be close to home.

GS:      Have you received any awards or honors?
ST:       I am currently a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society, and Beta Alpha Phi, an accounting honor society.

GS:      What has been your most rewarding experience at UAB?
ST:       The most rewarding experience I've had at UAB has been working with such a diverse group of peers. I love working with such diverse people, because everyone brings something different to the table.

GS:      Who was your greatest influence here at UAB and why?
ST:       I don't know if I can name one specific person who has influenced me. The faculty and students at UAB have challenged the way I think, and I love that.

GS:      What is your motivation in your academics/research?
ST:       I believe if we can better audit internal controls within organizations we can better the organizations as a whole, improving stakeholder decision making.

GS:      What are your plans after graduating and for the future?
ST:       Upon graduation from UAB, I plan to work in public accounting with a concentration in the audit field, and obtain my CPA certification.

GS:      Is there anything else you would like to say?
ST:       I would like to express my appreciation to the faculty and staff. Everyone has been extremely helpful during my first semester here. I look forward to the rest of my education at UAB.

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