Tracie Lopez is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the International Assignment Services tax practice servicing the Washington, DC metro area. She has been with PwC for the past 6 years and assists clients with US expatriate and foreign national compliance and consulting services. She has worked on various clients, such as international organizations, banks, and telecommunication companies, with their global mobility programs and advising their employees on personal income tax implications. Tracie also had the opportunity to embark on a four month short-term assignment in South Africa this past year and learned about South African taxes as well as providing assistance on US taxation to the South African clients. Tracie has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.
Claudia works for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Federal Procurement Center, where her office works with minority-owned firms to gain access to federal procurement officials and prime contractors across the country. Claudia has 10 years experience working for Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Trust Companies in New York City as a Trust Administrator. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and has a Master’s in Public Administration. Claudia serves on the Latin American Youth Center Associate Board.
Camila Lorca Jimenez, CPA is currently employed as the Controller at Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF). She started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2002, where she specialized in the not-for-profit industry and providing audit services for universities and government contractors in the Washington, DC area. She left PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2008 to expand her experience to include tax and other accounting services in the role of Supervisor with Gurman & Co. LLP until May 2010. Camila has been an ALPFA member since 2005, serving in different roles- Secretary, Treasurer, and is now the Director of Events and Women of ALPFA Chair. She strongly believes in ALPFA’s mission – Developing and Connecting Latino Leaders. Her family is originally from Chile. She attended Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems, and a minor in Business Leadership Development. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and running. She completed her first marathon in 2011 and is currently training for another.
Gerson is a Senior Associate for KPMG LLP’s Forensic Technology practice. He delivers end-to-end Electronic Discovery services to Fortune 500 companies. Gerson previously worked at Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A. as a billing assistant. Gerson has been involved with ALPFA since 2010. He held various positions on the University of Maryland’s ALPFA student chapter including chapter President in 2012. Since joining the ALPFA DC Board as Secretary, Gerson has worked with Eli Valentin and Stephanie Rubio to develop and establish an ALPFA DC Student Scholarship Program (Academic and Convention). Gerson enjoys community service and helping others. He also serves as the University of Maryland Latino Alumni Network’s president, and he is a leader at his local church, Iglesia Biblica Peniel.
Jacqueline graduated in December 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Management from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia.
Alex is an associate in PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Risk Assurance practice. He audits IT systems for clients in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries to help management gain comfort over the effective and appropriate use of their technological environment. Alex previously worked as an IT Associate for Rose Financial Services, where he managed infrastructure and financial databases for a wide range of clients. Before Alex began serving as ALPFA DC’s Technology Director, he held several positions on the Executive Board of the student chapter, ALPFA-UMD. During his tenure as president, the organization won the “Club of the Year” award from the business school’s student government and Alex won the “President of the Year” award for his efforts leading the organization.