Meet your Fall 2014 FMA Officers!

The SJSU Chapter of FMA has a great group of officers who not only excel in the world of academia but also know how to balance work and “play.” Check out brief bios of our Fall 2014 officers to get to know them better.

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Wendy Kha, President

Wendy Kha is currently a junior at SJSU studying Corporate Financial Management. She is excited to be starting her first internship with EMC Corporation this summer. This spring, she will be a participant in the Sbona Honors Program and hopes to gain a lot of knowledge and experience through participating in this. In addition to being vice president of FMA, Wendy will also be a CalCPA ambassador for SJSU. As Vice President, she hopes to create more collaborative events with other CoB student organizations.

She loves to help others and hopes to help the members in FMA succeed. In addition to focusing on her studies and participating in the FMA, Wendy also works as a student assistant for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Office. This spring, she will also be a Peer Leader for the College of Business.  

Melinda Burns, Vice President

Melinda Burns is a senior at SJSU studying Corporate Financial Management. Melinda has just completed her first internship as an Accounting and Finance Intern at Technology Credit Union. In the fall, she will be participating in the Gary Sbona Honors Program. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Societies. Melinda first joined the FMA in Spring 2013 partaking a chair position in the social committee. As the new VP of Operations for the FMA, it is her goal to bring speakers to the club that will benefit all of its members in a variety of ways including helping members learn about the many careers available in the finance industry.


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Tobe Okpala, Co-Vice President

Tobe Okpala is a senior studying Corporate Financial Management at SJSU. He joined FMA in Fall 2012 and became more involved in Spring 2013 by joining the marketing committee; he became the Vice President of Membership in Fall 2013. Tobe is very active on SJSU Campus; he is a member of SJSU Rugby club, SJSU Speech and Debate Club, IBA Mentorship Program, and Financial Analyst of Financial Navigator Student-Managed Investment Fund. He is currently interning at Morgan Stanley, and interned last summer at Cisco as a Financial Analyst in the Supply Chain department; His goal as the Vice President of Membership is to ensure the enhancement of every members experience. Tobe enjoys hiking, travelling, sports, reading, going to concerts, listening to music and hanging out with friends.

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Emily Hassan, Vice President of Marketing/Chair of Marketing Committee

Emily Hassan is currently a graduating senior majoring in Marketing. She began as a member of FMA in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, then got involved as a Marketing committee member in Fall 2013 and External Affair committee
member in Spring 2014. For her last semester, she plans to help spread the FMA success, culture, and activities, which includes, designing flyers and engaging students on our social media accounts.

Aside from FMA, she is currently employed part time at State Farm Insurance as a Sales and Customer Service Representative and at a Law Firm as an Attorney's assistant. Also, she is up for new and exciting experiences such as, ATVing, go karting, river rafting, and snorkeling. She also enjoys dancing, hairstyling, arts & crafts, and watching Netflix.



Matthew Liang, Co-VP of Marketing/Chair of Marketing Committee



Sunny Freedman, Vice President of Operations


Joanna Bartolome, Vice President of External Affairs


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Ravi Mukkavilli, Director of Fundraising/Chair of Fundraising Committee

Rahul Patel, Vice President of Membership/Chair of Membership Committee



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Joey Pang, Vice President of Finance

Joey Pang is currently a junior at San Jose State University with a concentration in Accounting. She became a member since Fall of 2012 and for the past two semesters she has been part of the Social and Marketing Committee. Aside from school, Joey loves meeting new people, hanging out with friends, learning new things, music, movies, and watching her favorite shows.


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Aaron Lao, Treasurer/Webmaster

Aaron Lao is currently a senior at San Jose State University pursuing a degree in accounting. He has been an active member of FMA since Fall of 2012. As the Webmaster, he plans to keep the FMA website updated on a weekly basis and be able to maintain a calendar of all FMA events. His goal in FMA is to network with business professionals and gain valuable leadership skills. Aside from schoolwork, Aaron enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. 







My Dinh, Director of Social Events



Ruben Maldonado, Co-Director of Social Events