Project Description

Alyanna Monta

How long have you lived in the bay area?

I just moved here in June 2019. I was born in the Philippines, moved around the world quite a bit until I found a home here.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

Playing hide and seek during summer nights with my friends. We would all wear black from head to toe, and we get to hide anywhere around the neighborhood. We still talk about it until now!

What subject(s) did you study at College?

I started as and graduated as an Accounting major. I pursued a minor in Finance but eventually realized it wasn’t worth it for me.

What was your first job?

My first job was documenting and filing students’ passports in my high school. It was an international boarding school.

Who has been the most influential person to you in your career?

My older sister. She’s was my role model growing up—she still is.
How has your career created value in your life? My career has brought me out of my shell and has made me into a more outgoing person.

What do you consider to be the most significant world event that has occurred during your lifetime?

The biggest event that has happened is 9/11. I remember spending the whole day in class watching the coverage and then going home and sitting with my family.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

The first time I traveled across the world by myself. I was 16 and I was flying from the Philippines to Kenya. My parents had to delay their trip so I went by myself. That was when I realized I am able to be independent and from then on, fell in love with travelling.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

I was in 3rd grade singing with a group of people on stage and I slipped.  On an attempt to stabilize myself, I accidentally pulled on the skirt of the girl standing beside me, exposing her on stage… not my proudest moment.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Getting a job here at RLA.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love staying in watching TV, reading a book, or cooking. I also love to explore and see new places (but not by myself).
If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be? If I could have one super power I would love to be able teleport so I can go everywhere in the world at any time!

Practice Areas:

Audit, not for profit

Education:

BS in Accounting from SAU

Professional Associations:

CALCPA