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Meet the executives behind UTD NABA

Kathy Zolton

Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor of Practice, Accounting


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

MS, University of Texas A&M, 1996

BS, University of Texas A&M, 1995

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Judith Ben


Currently, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas studying Accounting with a minor in Computer Science. I am set to graduate Spring 2024. I am also on the path of attaining my CPA license. I am currently in the Professional Program of Accounting at the University of Texas at Dallas. I will be CPA eligible fall 2025, and will have my masters in accounting in spring 2025.


B.S. Accounting (2024)

Minor, Computer Science

Professional Program in Accounting (PPA)

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Hiking on a trail with a social theory book in my hand in my spare time

Shehina Agada

Vice President

My strong suits are conveying and relaying messages to others, analyzing; organizing; and presenting newfound or statistical data or reasoning, and team or individual projects. After doing extensive research, I found that the best career path for me would be Finance with a focus on Corporate Finance. I would be exercising my prior understanding and wisdom to the highest and best potential whilst using my skillsets for a greater and bigger purpose.


B.S. Finance

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Grace Adon

Chief Financial Officer 

Currently, I focus on networking with fellow students and staff at my school by joining clubs such as the African Student Union, the Undergraduate Accounting Club and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). I also work on building my leadership, team work and problem solving skills. I am the treasurer for the African Student Union and the Chief financial Officer for NABA . 


B.S. Accounting

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Brittany Turner

Chief Marketing Officer

Over 14 years of technological exposure has enabled me as a student of science to acquire an in-depth understanding of computers. Python, self-taught typing, basic computer system repairs and light web development are only a few of the many areas I have been able to enter, thanks to early computer literacy. Additionally, work in the political and customer service fields instilled great branding, sales and communication skills. I lead to deliver goals and and recruit talent.


B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

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Chief Programming Officer

As an experienced Internal Auditor, I have honed my skills in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls and identifying opportunities for process improvement. I bring a deep understanding of financial management, compliance, and risk assessment to my work. I am responsible for conducting audits, analyzing financial data, and providing recommendations for improvements to internal processes.


B.S. Information Technology

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I really like water

Olajire Olajide

Web Master

My name is Olajire Olajide. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Systems at The University of Texas at Dallas. I am passionate about bridging the gap between technology and business and implementing technology to help businesses grow. I have a genuine love for building businesses and technology; This led to my decision to pursue a degree in management Informations Systems.


B.S. Management Information Systems 

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The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of  its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the  accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment  to inspire the same in their successors. The Association shall unite through membership accountants, finance and business related professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions. 







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