Institution: Texas Christian University
My name is Samantha Reader and I was born in Overland Park, Kansas and raised in Orange County, California. For my undergraduate degree, I attended Texas Christian University, where I majored in accounting and minored in studio arts. During my senior year of college, I knew that I wanted to continue my academic studies so that I could earn my CPA and be better equipped to work in public accounting. With this goal in mind, I researched and applied to several Master of Accounting programs. I chose to attend USC’s Leventhal School of Accounting MAcc program because of the opportunities presented in the program. In USC’s program, I have the privilege of collaborating with brilliant students, learning from established professors, and networking with accomplished alumni. Additionally, USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, which means that there is an abundance of activities to do with the friends that you make in this program. I am so glad that I decided to attend USC and be a third generation trojan. Fight On! Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about the program or about life in LA!