Executive Board

 
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Andi (Yuanyuan) Cui, President

 

 
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Harry (Haiyi) Wen, Executive Vice President 

Harry(Haiyi) Wen is from China. It's his second semester in Baruch College. Members and events of ZGTS gave him a lot of help in his first semester. He is always appreciative about it and has decided to contribute more for this club in this semester.

 
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Patrick Nowak, Treasurer

Patrick is a Hunter College graduate and is doing his Masters in Taxation. He was part of the Hunter College Accounting Society while at Hunter, so his experience and contribution will only benefit the Tax Society.

 
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Shiqin Chu, Secretary

Shiqi is a MS in Taxation candidate at Baruch College. She received BBA in Accounting from Baruch with minoring in Communication Studies and Japanese. Prior to her graduate program, she had full-time experience in both Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis. Shiqi would love to take the role in Zicklin Graduate Tax Society as an opportunity to give back to the Baruch community. As an ESFJ type, she loves to connect with people and to do her best helping others. She is also an amateurish pianist, a foodie and a fan of "White Collar". 

 
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Angela Li, AVP of Secretary

Angela is pursuing a MS degree in Accountancy and is expecting to graduate in May 2018. After she earned her BBA degree in Accounting in Baruch College, she has passed BEC section and plans to complete all parts by August 2018.  She worked in two CPA firms, but she switched her job to being a Chinese tutor and professor assistant in Hunter College Chinese Flagship Program. As an AVP of Secretary in ZGTS, she hopes to contribute her academic knowledge in accounting field, her communication, class material management as well as school-activity design skills to ZGTS society and engage in coordinating with other board members. In her free time, she likes to travel and jog in the morning.

 
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Summer (Shan) Lu, VP of Finance

Summer is a second year MS in Accountancy candidate at Baruch College and aims to be a tax professional in a public accounting firm. She gained her bachelor's degree in Economics at Xiamen University in southeastern China and joined Baruch in fall 2015. In addition to pursuing her CPA certification, Summer is also currently a College Assistant for the Ph.D. Economics program at CUNY Graduate Center. She loves traveling and taking photographs in her casual time. She enjoys every moment with New York City.

 
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Hao Dong, AVP of Finance

Hao is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Accountancy. He graduated with BBA in Finance at Baruch College. He is studying for his CPA exam and wish to pass all four parts next year. He enjoys playing basketball, ping pong, and pool. He worked as a staff accountant in a CPA firm where he gained exposure to the tax field. He joined ZGTS to help Baruch students learn more about the career paths in taxation and accounting. 

 
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Juliet(Mengye) Yi, VP of Event Planning

Juliet is currently enrolled in MS in taxation at Baruch College. Besides studying full-time, she is also interning with a CPA firm. Prior to joining Baruch College, she earned her MS degree in Accounting from Pace University, and then worked as an accountant. During her work, numerous interactions with tax specialists, with combination of her experience at VITA and internship at Bank of America, led her to realize the value of a tax specialist. It’s her honor to be part of Zicklin Graduate Tax Society. She believes it’s a society dedicated to connect everyone together and prepare to thrive as tax professionals. She is looking forward to collaborating with peer members to serve the community and grow together. During her free time, she enjoys music, movies with friends, and trying out new cuisines.

 
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Steve Park, AVP of Event Planning

Steve Park is from Korea. He transferred from Florida when he was sophomore. Then, he studied accounting at Baruch. He is in his 2nd year of MS Taxation. He joined ZGTS because most of his friends are/were members of this club so he was curious about this club. He likes sports like basketball, soccer, pingpong, pool, anything playing with balls. He really likes to listen to music but he usually doesn't remember the titles/singers. He also likes to get exposure to new culture and language exchange opportunities.

 
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Qingqing Lin, AVP of Event Planning

Qingqing is currently enrolled in the Intensive Program, and she will start her master in Spring 2018. She got her Associate in Business from Bellevue College in Washington State. She decided to join ZGTS after doing VITA, hoping to get more exposures from taxation side. When she is not glued on the computer screen, she would like to explore the city and do street photo shootings.

 
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John (Zongyu) Zhang, VP of Social Event

John is currently pursuing an MS Degree in Taxation at Baruch College while working at a CPA firm. He also enjoys giving back to the New York community through volunteer activities. One of the activities is the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, where he participated by helping low income clients file tax returns.

 
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Hyo-joon (Joon) Kim, VP of Communications

Joon is currently studying accounting for his master’s degree here at Baruch College. Before coming to New York City, he earned his BA in Economics degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His career goal is to become a successful accounting professional at a public accounting firm and he believes his experience in ZGTS will be an important asset for a successful professional career. He likes going for a walk in the city, listening to music during his free time. Feel free to reach out to him via Linkedin!

 

Xiaoming Wu, AVP of Communications

Xiaoming is currently an undergraduate student of Zicklin and pursuing a bachelor degree of accounting. She is interested in taxation and considered to pursue a master degree of taxation. She is joining Ztax with the expectation to increase her knowledge of taxation and the professional career.

 
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Ying Wu, VP of Research

Ying Wu is pursuing her master's degree in Accounting from Fall 2016. She previously earned degrees in Finance and processed internal compliance data analysis in the largest property and casualty insurance company in China for five years, and is currently working part-time in the city. Upon graduation, she hopes to merge her diverse background with a strong interest and knowledge-base in Accounting to begin her career as a CPA. She is an avid fan of street fashion, exploring marathon running, and attending orchestra and ballet performances.  

 
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Yunyun (Emily) Li , AVP of Research

Yunyun is currently a MSA student aiming to graduate in 2018. She joined ZGTS because she like this club a lot and she was impressed by the way the club members work here. She hopes to use her past experience as a marketing specialist to contribute to ZGTS and to Baruch Community. As ZGTS member, she gains the opportunity to approach professionals and host events like" Hot topics in tax". These can always give her new insights about what is going in the business world. During her free time, She loves playing pool and tennis. She also loves spicy food. She is enjoying her journey here! 

 

 
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Katie(Xiaojia) Liu, VP of Design

Xiaojia Liu’s nickname is Katie. She came to the US when she was 16 and went to Saint Mary's College which is a women's liberal arts college at 2012. Last year she came to NYC to pursue her MSA degree, and her expected graduation date is at May 2018. She decided to apply for ZGTS due to my interest and past experiences in tax. She loves painting and running, and the city really inspires her! 

 
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Kris Thiessen, Editor

Kris is currently enrolled in the graduate accounting and tax program at Baruch College.  He has 20 years of financial services experience and seven years of tax experience, including compliance, planning and controversy.  Kris began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he helped build a new proprietary investment effort, and founded investment advisory consultancy Helix Management.  He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Enrolled Agent designations.  Kris earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics cum laude from Harvard University and his Certificate in Income Tax Planning and Reporting from New York University.  Prior to his business life, he was a principal investigator for experiments on two Space Shuttle missions.

 

Wayne (Siwei) Chen, VP of Marketing

Wayne is currently pursuing his MS in Taxation degree at Baruch College after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He completed all four parts of the CPA exam in 2017. He has work experience with federal income tax and internal accounting. After working as a tax preparer, he decided to pursue a career in tax and work for a public accounting firm. As a ZGTS member, he hopes to develop his soft skills and network with professionals. His favorite sport is soccer, and his favorite club is Real Madrid.

 
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Susan(Suting) Chen, AVP of Marketing

This is Susan’s second semester at Baruch College pursing Master of Taxation degree. Currently, she is interning at BDO USA, LLP for its Core Tax Services. She likes reading, cooking and painting. Whenever she has time, she loves to find good restaurants in New York City with her friends. 

 
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Vicky(Wanxing) Dong, VP of IT

Vicky has completed her BBA at Baruch College in 2016. She is currently pursuing her master of Taxation at Baruch College. She passed her CPA exams in 2017. She is eager to learn more about new tax topics and share with others. She is also an enthusiastic person who likes to help others in need. During her leisure time, she likes hiking, photography, traveling and swimming. Sometimes, she watches TV or movies instead of these outdoor activities. She is also a super fan of desserts. She likes to make desserts if she has time.

 
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Jingyuan (Heather) Li, AVP of IT

Heather is currently a first-year MSA student at Baruch College. Her interest in tax stems from an overseas internship program she participated in while she was still a senior in China. US taxation is a fresh and interesting topic for her. She hopes to interact with ZGTS members and gain more exposure to the tax profession while contributing to the club. Heather’s favorite sport is badminton. She likes to watch volleyball games but she doesn’t play. She is interested in photography and is now working on it.

 
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Lu(Stella) Xu, VP of Alumni

Lu Xu began pursuing a MS degree in Accountancy from fall 2016. She previously earned her Bachelor’s degree also in Accounting from Jinan University. Before coming to Baruch, she worked in an entertainment technology company for 1 year as an Accountant Assistant. 
ZGTS is a community of talented individuals and being a part of such a group is an enriching experience. It is an excellent platform to network with professionals and peers and at the same time showcase skills and talents. She embraces challenges and changes. And during her free time, she likes cooking and traveling.

 

Gregory Tsai, VP of Digital Marketing

Greg is in his first semester for the MS in Taxation, with hopes of obtaining both his degree and CPA by May 2018.  He was originally from Binghamton University, during half of his undergraduate career before transferring to Baruch for his BBA in Accounting.  He has working experience in the tax profession as a tax administrator during his times interning for small to midsize firms in NYC.  For extracurricular activities, he was a part of the Professional Committee for Baruch Ascend.  He enjoys utilizing his resources to give back and help others achieve the necessary skills and techniques that are wanted today.  Outside of his career, he engages in various sports such as basketball, soccer, and mixed martial arts.

 
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Koungun (Abigail) Park, AVP of Digital Marketing

Koungun graduated with her BS in Accounting at SUNY Binghamton. And this is her first semester of MS Taxation at Baruch. She had worked at JC&Company PC, which is a regional public accounting firm located at Irvine, California, for a year. She just passed the last part of the CPA exam this summer. She also likes spicy food and enjoys yoga.

 
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Zhiling Zhang, VP of Membership

Zhiling is from Shanghai, China. She graduated from Shanghai University of Finance with an Associate degree. After that, she worked in Deloitte Shanghai in personal tax. She came to U.S. to pursue her study in 2014. She received Bachelor in Business Administration from Baruch College in August 2017. Now she is continuing her study in Master of Accountancy at Baruch College. The expected graduation date is in December 2018.

 
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Ricky Chan, Committee Member

Ricky Chan graduated with a BBA in Finance. And he is currently in his 2nd year in the MS of Accountancy program. He is currently working in international tax at Citigroup. He enjoys playing handball, tennis, and pool, going to the gym, watching movies, keeping up to date with technology, and photography.

 
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Kristen (Khanh) Ngo, Committee Member

Kristen is currently a Baruch senior majoring in Accounting. She was a transferred student from Baylor University in Waco,Texas. She came to NYC to find that she wants to live in this amazing city and that she wants to become an accountant. She is currently working for a CPA firm in Manhattan as a Tax Advisor. She will be pursuing her MS in Taxation at Baruch College in spring 2018. She plans to become a CPA and she is enthusiastic for a successful career in Tax in the future. Kristen is excited to connect as well as share her values and beliefs with brilliantly-humored, like-minded and hard-working members of ZGTS. During the time not being an accountant or accounting student, Kristen loves playing and learning music.

 
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Sirui (Rikky) Liu, Committee Member

Sirui is currently involving in the MSA program. She joins the family of ZGTS and enjoys the friendly environments. She is a big fan of running and seeking for chance to do a marathon in NYC. 

 

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