Meet Our Students
Briana Shernaman Briana Shernaman grew up in Columbia, Missouri and parlayed two high school accounting courses into a career in private accounting that spanned sixteen years. During that time she lived in Dallas, Texas, and Springfield, Missouri, before ultimately ending up in Kansas City. Her work experience includes a steady progression of accounting positions in a variety of industries. Most recently she served as a Chief Accountant and Income Auditor at The Westin Crown Center.
Along the way Briana attended college courses in the evenings as time would allow. In 2015, she enrolled full-time to accelerate the pursuit of her degree, with the goal of obtaining her CPA license. In May 2017 she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Accounting from UMKC. Immediately following, she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world's leading public accounting firm, as an intern in their assurance department. There she was able to apply her experience and education to assist her teams on a variety of audit engagements.
In her spare time, Briana enjoys traveling, swimming, and spending time with her husband and their two daughters. She intends to sit for the CPA exam post-graduation and pursue a position in private accounting as a Corporate Controller or Director of Finance. She is particularly excited about the Global Immersion course and the opportunity to foster relationships with her MBA classmates.