Patricia is a director with Baker Tilly’s professional practice group. Patricia’s experience spans both the professional and academic arenas. In her more than 15 years as a practicing CPA, Patricia has assisted clients with a wide range of services, from full-scope audits of private and public entities to research and consultation on a range of SEC reporting, GAAP and corporate governance issues. In her over 10 years as an academic, she has investigated and authored papers on a range of topics related to audit quality, corporate governance, the impact of new regulations on market and financial reporting outcomes and the impact of information technology on the audit process. Her research has been presented at conferences nationally and internationally. Patricia has been the recipient of numerous professional and academic awards, including receiving recognition as an AICPA Women to Watch and Educator of the Year final nominee. Among others, she has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, data analytics and emerging topics in accounting. She is also the co-founder and current chair of the annual UCI Audit Committee Summit.
Ph.D. in management and accounting
Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway)
Master of Science in accounting
California State University – Fullerton
Bachelor of Science in business
University of California – Riverside