Emerging Business Leader Awards
2020 Award Recipients
Graduate Division Recipient
Cai Wang (Coco) is a small business and tax senior accountant working at the Bethesda office of Buchbinder Tunick & Co., LLP. She graduated with an accounting bachelor degree and Japanese minor from the University of South Carolina (USC), where she served as a conversation partner coordinator for English as Second Language Program and vice president for USC Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars to bridge the language and cultural gaps among native and international students on campus. She also interned at a branch bank and a financial management company while attending USC. Following graduation, she joined a local CPA firm as a staff member and quickly realized her interest in tax research, planning and business valuation. In 2018, she decided to attend graduate school at Mason and joined Buchbinder to further her academic research and professional interest in small business taxation. She is graduating with a Master’s in Accounting (MSA) degree at December 2020 and is currently sitting for CPA exams.
Undergraduate Division Recipient
Xinyue Wang is a senior at George Mason University, studying for a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in business analytics. She is working as an intern at the Campus Food and Beverage Network, which is a student venture program that contributes 20% of its profits to combat food insecurity on campus. She is also serving as the treasurer of the Mason Accounting Society to organize professional events and provide information and resources for business students. Before the pandemic, she was a language tutor at the Chantilly Regional Library, where she helped people with English as a second language learn English grammar, pronunciation, and oral communication. As a person who has received a lot of help and support from peers, professors, faculty, and alumni at Mason, she has always dedicated herself to giving back to this beautiful community.