Miguel originally studied Economics at UCSB but recently transferred into SJSU from De Anza College to pursure the field of AIS. Through an internship at State Farm, Miguel achieved certifications to transact home, auto, life, and general liability insurance contracts on behalf of his agent. This opportunity refined his skills in accuracy, accountability, and confidentiality. When beginning his journey at SJSU, Miguel knew he would aim towards a career in cyber security or internal controls, so he felt ISACA was the perfect fit. He believes the best thing about being in ISACA is having the support from other AIS or Accounting majors whether it is in recruiting, help in class, or simply being there for advice. Miguel keeps himself busy by coaching high school wrestling, and working on campus as a Conversation Partner Assistant. He has recently accepted a full time offer at EY in the Risk Advisory program. In the future he plans to get his CPA and advance to achieving the CISA after that. When it comes to free time, Miguel enjoys exercising, spending the day with friends watching movies and playing video games, and occasionally participates in day-trading stocks.
After completing her three-year undergraduate in Accounting and Finance degree in India, she transferred to SJSU in Fall of 2016 to obtain a U.S. degree. Being a member of ISACA has given her knowledge about the big 4’s and other regional accounting firms and has opened her to interactions with professionals from many firms. This upcoming summer Shwetha looks forward to working full time with PwC in Fall 2018 and is currently working part-time as an accounting assistant at ONDA Corp, Sunnyvale. As the VP of events, she will organize opportunities that will help other students get involved and be informed about the resources ISACA provides. In the future Shwetha plans to get her CISA certification. In her free time she enjoys taking yoga classes, swimming and biking for fun.
Like many others in ISACA, Kyle is also an Accounting Information System major and he also has a minor in Kinesiology. Kyle chose to join ISACA so that he can learn more about IT and network with professionals. ISACA helped him understand the accounting industry and the career options better. Many questions key questions that he had regarding his professional growth after graduation were answered by professionals and members. As External Director, his goal is to introduce more students to both ISACA SJSU and ISACA SV Chapter and share the experience he has had in ISACA with new members and answer the questions they have. Kyle has done an IT audit/financial audit internship with Grant Thornton China in summer 2017 and came in third place for the ISACA competition in Fall 2016. After graduating, he is looking forward to passing the CISA exam. Kyle likes to be outdoors and travels a lot; he is also a high jumper and basketball player.
Rida enrolled to SJSU with a major in CAF (Corporate Accounting and Finance) after transferring from Ohlone and Chabot College where she earned AA degrees in Human Development and Business Administration. Although she is not an AIS major like most members of ISACA, joining this club was a perfect way for her to learn about IT and gave her insight on what career opportunities she wanted to pursue. She credits ISACA for giving her the opportunity to properly network and expand her relationships with others in the industry. Rida understands what it is like to be a new transfer student that doesn't know how to build themselves in the business world, so she feels she can reciprocate what she has learned thus far through the role as Vice President of PR/Marketing. She wants the current and future members of ISACA to feel like they are a part of a strong organization that provides multiple resources for their benefit and aims to make ISACA a successful organization. This past summer Rida participated in EY and PwC's leadership programs and she has recently accepted an internship offer with PwC in their Risk Assurance program for the upcoming summer. She is hopeful to attain a CPA and will proceed to get CISA certified in the future but ultimately wants to start her own business. In her spare time she enjoys taking up DIY projects, binge watching Netflix shows, and creating various hair and makeup looks.
Ana is a transfer student from De Anza College and since then has made a tremendous impact. She chose ISACA because it gave her the confidence to network with professionals and meet students that share the same passion and commitment towards accounting and IT. Ana has done bookkeeping and accounting for real estate investment company for the past two years. She was the first place winner of the PwC annual case competition and had previously participated in the ISACA competition. In her time as treasurer, she wants to meet and exceed standards of accuracy, reliability, communication, and innovative thinking. With leadership experience, hands-on experience, and an optimistic personality she believes we can make ISACA the place where members can enhance their skills, expand their professional knowledge, and connect them with a vibrant community of peers. Ana wants to be CPA certifies and start her own business in the future. During her time off from school and work, she likes to travel and spend quality time with family.
Shelly is an Accounting Information Systems major with a minor in Computer Science. She chose ISACA to meet people in her major and professionals in the industry. She says that ISACA has connected her with a lot of new people, and it has given her a boost of confidence in socializing with her peers and professionals. As the VP of Internal Affairs, she would like to give support and advice to all members and promote growth within the club by developing new connections to the industry. Shelly is here to provide a positive persona to the future board members of ISACA to build their abilities and fuel their aspirations. She has previously participated in the Sensiba San Filippo Leadership Program and is currently a computer support and IT purchasing student assistant as well as a part of the operations team in IDEAS on campus. She plans on obtaining a CPA and CISA after graduation. Shelly enjoy hiking, cooking, traveling, and watching movies. Two things that she loves the most are dogs and ice cream.
As a fellow AIS major with a minor in Communications, Jerome discovered the world of accounting after taking a class during high school. Jerome attended a meeting hosted by ISACA, he had learned of the great opportunities that came with being in AIS. ISACA helped Jerome reassure that he made the right choice and subsequently joined ISACA in the spring of 2016. ISACA gave Jerome exposure to many different firms, valuable advice during meetings, as well as opportunities to meet many great and interesting people in the process. After ISACA helped Jerome realize his potential as a professional, he feels the need to give back by becoming President, informing current and potential members of the great things ISACA has to offer while generating exposure for the organization. Jerome has been awarded Deans scholar for three consecutive years and is on track for a third year. He plans on meeting the 150-unit requirement to become CPA certified, and becoming CISA certified in the future. Jerome likes learning a few foreign languages on the side, which has come in handy on multiple occasions and may become a valuable asset in his future endeavors.
Zenaida is a transfer student from De Anza and got into accounting because of the wide variety of opportunities the field offers. Her father is an accountant and she used to work with him for a long period of time which cultivated her interest. While she lived in Argentina she used to be the VP of talent management for a NGO called AIESEC. Zenaida credits ISACA for helping her meet different people and introducing her to professionals that she connected with during meetings. This process helped her attain an internship and full time offer with EY for advisory in Fall 2018. She is currently working at the College of International and is also an active member of LSBA on campus. Through this role, Zenaida wants to expose others to the same opportunities she received throughout her time in ISACA. She is planning on getting her CPA first and intends on getting a CISA or CISSP certification afterwards. Her dream job is to be an advisor for a tech company that will make a position impact in the world. In Zenaida's free time, she plays soccer, dances, and hangs out with friends. Traveling is her passion so any money she makes goes to plane tickets.