For the past two years, Stephen Goettle has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in its Boston, Massachusetts, office. Created by the 1998 merger of two venerable London accounting firms, Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, the firm has had a U.S. presence since 1890 and now runs offices in 154 countries across the globe. The company hired Mr. Goettle to join its Financial Services division in January 2010, where he started as an Assurance Intern. For three months, Stephen Goettle worked on year-end audits. In the summer of 2010, he completed his studies for a Master of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston, keeping a 3.9 grade point average. At that point, PricewaterhouseCoopers promoted him to Associate in the Financial Services division, the position he holds to this day. As an Associate, Stephen Goettle devotes his energies to auditing private equity, alternative and other investment activities for various high-end client companies. On occasion, he temporarily assumes Senior Associate responsibilities. Stephen Goettle’s professional background includes a variety of teaching and business negotiation experience. On the academic side, he has worked as an Instructor for Kaplan, Inc., in its LSAT Preparation Course. The firm trained him in general teaching methods and then tasked Mr. Goettle with coaching students to achieve better scores on the LSAT exam. While still an undergraduate at Duke University, Stephen Goettle accepted a position as Teaching Assistant for “Statistics 103: Probability and Statistical Inference,” a course designed to introduce students to statistics. Mr. Goettle helped design the class syllabus, assisted students with homework, and supervised lab sessions. The Buckingham Browne & Nichols Summer Day Camp employed Stephen Goettle for three years as a Camp Counselor to sixth graders. He taught them outdoor skills and chaperoned an overnight adventure for the kids. A very different summer internship took place in the Consumer Protection Department of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As a Consumer Mediator, Stephen Goettle logged insurance complaints, talked with the company representatives, and discussed complaint trends with the state prosecutors all in an effort to resolve consumer-generated issues.