Elizabeth Ku
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Elizabeth Ku
MPAc 13

Current Position

CPA, Senior Associate | Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Sacramento, Calif.

Previous Position

Finance and Grants Coordinator
Discovery Museum Science and Space Center
Sacramento, Calif.

“The MPAc program, beyond ensuring a strong technical accounting knowledge and satisfying the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam, emphasizes problem solving, ethical awareness and group collaboration—all essential to securing and thriving in my ideal role in either the government or not-for-profit accounting sector.”

Previous Degree

B.A., Economics and Asian Studies
Cornell University | Ithaca, N.Y.

Fast Facts

  • Secured tens of thousands of grant dollars for Discovery Museum
  • Team-oriented; highly self-directed
  • Undergraduate senior thesis: “Online Book Previewing: Revenue and Copyright Implications”
  • Former flautist, Cornell University Wind Symphony
  • Studied in Hong Kong; speaks beginner Mandarin
  • Passionate about: museums, libraries, bookstores, outreach to senior citizens