Faculty Advisor / SOA Dir. of Recruiting & Prof. Devel.
Her role as Beta Alpha Psi faculty advisor complements her coordination of all internship, recruiting, and professional development activities for accounting majors. Prior to joining academia, Mrs. Lakas worked for seven years in Big 4 public accounting. During her tenure at Deloitte in Atlanta, she served as an auditor, campus recruiter, and campus recruiting manager for the Southeast Region. She is a licensed CPA in the states of Georgia and Alabama.
Sophie is a Junior from Atlanta, GA, majoring in accounting with a minor in business analytics. She plans to graduate in December 2024 and complete a Master of Accountancy by May 2026. She hopes to get her CPA and move back to Atlanta to pursue a career in the tax field. She is a member of the Harbert College of Business Executive Society and is very involved in her sorority. In her free time, she loves to travel, be active, and spend quality time with friends and family.
Jansyn is a junior from Madison, Alabama. She is majoring in accounting with plans to graduate in May of 2025 and complete her Master of Accountancy degree by May of 2026. Her goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Financial Planner and pursue a career in tax, with an interest in private client services for families and high net worth individuals. Outside of Beta Alpha Psi, Jansyn is a member of the Epsilon Zeta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, tutors for accounting, serves at her church, and works a part time job. Jansyn enjoys running, cycling, reading, and spending intentional time with friends and family.
Bryson is a junior from Fort Payne, AL, majoring in accounting. He plans to graduate in December 2024 and complete a Master of Accountancy program by May 2026. Upon graduation, he aspires to move to Atlanta and pursue a career in audit. Outside of Beta Alpha Psi, Bryson serves as an ambassador of Harbert College of Business through the Harbert Executive Society and as Chancellor of the Beta Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Pi professional development fraternity. In his free time, Bryson enjoys working out, reading, and spending quality time with friends.
Meredith Wade is a current Junior from Augusta, Georgia. She is pursuing a degree in accounting and is a member of Auburn’s Honors College. Meredith plans to graduate in December 2024 and then begin a winter tax internship with Ernst and Young in Birmingham. She aspires to continue her time at Auburn in the MAcc program followed by the CPA exam. Previously, she served as VP of Finance of her sorority and mentored freshmen within the honors college. Meredith enjoys intramural soccer, volunteering in her church’s nursery, and spending time with friends on the plains.
Vice President of Service
Riley is a junior from Mobile, Alabama. He is majoring in accounting with plans to graduate in December of 2024 and complete a Master of Accountancy by May of 2026. He is currently pursuing a career in auditing and plans to sit for the CPA exam. In his free time, Riley enjoys hunting, watching sports, and hanging out with friends and family.
Vice President of Candidates
Isabel is a junior from Huntsville, AL majoring in Accounting. She plans to graduate in May 2025 and hopes to complete her Master of Accountancy degree by May 2026. On campus, Isabel serves as the assistant director of Philanthropy for the Harbert School of Business Executive Council, is an active member in the Honors College, and involved with various clubs. In her free time she loves to read, host game nights with friends, and play intramural sports.
Vice President of Social Events
Laurel is a junior from Birmingham, AL. She is majoring in accounting with a double minor in finance and leadership and plans to graduate in May 2025 and obtain her law degree by May 2028. After law school, she hopes to move back to Birmingham and pursue a career in corporate or tax law. Laurel values serving both her school and the community through her roles as a Student Recruiter for Auburn University, Assistant Head Pi Chi for Panhellenic, and an advisory board member of Women’s Leadership Institute. In her free time, Laurel enjoys attending concerts, trying new coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends.