Saran “Pitcher” Tiatragul
I did not intend to study accounting. It was not until the first principles of accounting class at Gonzaga, where I learned that accounting is not just plain black and white, it’s not just math, and it’s not just a boring subject you get through in school; rather, I’ve come to learn throughout the years that accounting is the noble art of telling the truth. I knew that there was going to be a variety of opportunities for graduates with the accounting degree, especially now more than ever when the field is everchanging with new technology and the demands of the public. The flexibility and opportunity of the degree is what attracted me and ultimately led me to pursue a degree in accounting.
Throughout my time at Gonzaga, I have been heavily involved with Housing and Residence Life, serving as an Assistant Residence Director for two years and as a Resident Assistant for two years. I was also part of Comprehensive Leadership Program, played in the Gonzaga Bulldog Band at basketball games, served as a volunteer mentor for middle school students, worked as a peer tutor to student-athletes, and worked as a graduate assistant.
I am also grateful to have the opportunity to participate in many events with Deloitte like the Audit Innovation Case Challenge in 2018, Alternative Spring Break in 2019, and interned in both the Bangkok and Seattle offices. Following graduation, I will be working with them in the Seattle office which I am very excited about! At some point in the future, I hope to teach at the university level and inspire them like my professors here at Gonzaga did.