My name is Nikki Bene, and I am a graduate student from St. Louis, MO in Truman State University’s Master of Accountancy Program. I started at Truman as a math major pursuing a Master of Arts in Education, but discovered after a year accounting was a better fit for my professional goals. I received my undergraduate degree in accounting from Truman, and decided to stay to continue my education. During my time at Truman, I have had the pleasure of serving on the executive board of Beta Alpha Psi and teaching underclassmen as a GTRA. I interned at Ernst & Young this past summer, and after graduation in May 2016, I plan to begin my career in their assurance practice. I want to thank my fellow classmates and professors who have made this journey rewarding and fun.