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Ben Cook

Ben graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He spent the summer reviewing for the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the CPA exam while helping his mom with her fish market in his hometown of Duxbury, Mass. In prior summers, Ben gained experience in compliance risk and marketing through internships with Truebridge and ThreatReady Resources, both in Boston. In his free time, he enjoys playing instruments such as piano and guitar, and also likes to sail, golf and play tennis. With a concentration in audit, Ben looks forward to learning more about fraud investigation, tax research and taxation of business entities with the goal of becoming a certified fraud examiner in the future.

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William Mulbry

Born in Charleston, S.C., William graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance. He's gained professional experience working in the Finance and Accounting Division of 3D Systems, a 3D printing company in Rock Hill, S.C. William chose the Elon MSA program due to the great experiences he had as an undergraduate and plans to pursue a concentration in audit. He hopes to one day work for the FBI, investigating white collar crime. His hobbies include working out, surfing and cooking.

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Janelle Sanford

Originally from Timberlake, N.C. Janelle graduated in 2019 from Meredith College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. During her undergraduate years, Janelle interned for three summers at UNC-Chapel Hill and one summer with the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. During her time at Meredith, Janelle volunteered with children and played two years of varsity softball. With a concentration in audit, she hopes to widen her knowledge in the auditing and tax world.

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Andrew Shelton

Andrew graduated from Elon University in 2019 and plans to complete the MSA program with a concentration in tax. Andrew gained experience at Start Co., a business development service in Memphis, Tenn., where he worked with logistical companies in medical, manufacturing and delivery services. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing basketball, riding his bike and hiking. He looks forward to growing his knowledge of tax accounting as he prepares for the CPA exam.

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Alex Spada

Originally from Westport, Conn., Alex graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Recently, he gained industry experience working as a business tax services intern with KPMG. In his free time, Alex enjoys sports and exercise. He plans to leverage the program to prepare for the CPA exam and gain skills needed to work in public accounting.

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A'shia Williamson

A Charlotte, N.C. native, A'shia looks to pursue an Elon MSA with a concentration in audit. She graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Since then, she has gained industry experience working at several organizations including Syneos Health, Victra and Avalara. A'shia chose the Elon MSA program due to the small class sizes and to advance her career.