Ph.D. Students

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  • Diana Weng
    Diana Weng

    5th Year Student
    329 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0227
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    Bio: Diana attended the University of Florida and graduated in 2015 from the Fisher School of Accounting’s 3/2 Program with a minor in Actuarial Science. Her research interests include financial reporting and disclosure, information intermediaries, and capital markets.

  • Nicholas Cicone
    Nicholas Cicone

    4th Year Student
    338 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0225
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    Bio: Nick attended the University of South Florida and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Accounting and in 2016, a MAcc. His research interests include auditing, analyst roles, and earnings management.

  • Nicholas Krupa
    Nicholas Krupa

    4th Year Student
    338 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0225
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    Bio: Nick Krupa received his Bachelor’s in Finance and his Master’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. After graduation, he worked as an auditor for BDO in West Palm Beach, FL. His research interests include capital markets and financial reporting.

  • Jeffery Piao
    Jeffery Piao

    3rd Year Student
    329 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0227
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    Bio: Before joining the Fisher School of Accounting, Jeffery obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accounting Science with a concentration in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include information intermediaries in capital markets and information transfer among various markets participants.

  • Justin Kim
    Justin Kim

    2nd Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Justin attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a double major in Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance) and in Economics, and a minor in Interdisciplinary Asian Studies. Justin also finished his Master of Accounting Program at UNC with a concentration in tax. Upon graduation, Justin served in the public accounting industry at Deloitte for four years as a certified public accountant.

  • Mark Zakota
    Mark Zakota

    2nd Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Mark attended the University of South Florida, where he earned his B.S. in Accounting with Honors in 2016 and his MAcc in 2018. Previously, he had studied International Business and Politics for two years at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

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    Jenna El-khalili

    1st Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Jenna obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management from Purdue University. Upon graduation she earned her CPA license and spent 4 years in public accounting at Crowe LLP. Subsequently, she spent a year working in investor allocations for hedge funds and private equity firms at a large bank in Chicago.

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    Brianna Henry

    1st Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Brianna attended the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics upon her graduation in the spring of 2019. During this time, she also completed a Minor in Accounting.

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    Topcue Lee

    1st Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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