Kayan comes to DK&C after working in the non-profit sector at the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco. While her client interactions were limited, the experience made a big impact on her. “It was amazing to see the changes in the women’s lives. The experiences made me want to contribute more.”
Before taking the job at the Asian Women’s Shelter, Kayan worked at Deloitte LLP where she was introduced to the accounting industry. With a Japanese and Asian Studies degree from Cal, and a minor in economics, Kayan was attracted to accounting for one simple reason: “I know it’s nerdy, but I like numbers,” she says with a laugh.
Outside of the office, Kayan enjoys traveling to foreign lands with a group of friends. In fact, they’re already planning a trip to Peru after the October busy season. “I go with a group of friends and we explore,” she says. “It’s all spontaneous. I love meeting new people randomly and learning about their culture.”