Summer Xiao

Dissertation Phase PhD Student
Area of interest: Audit/Financial


Summer received a Bachelor’s degree with first class honors from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance. After graduation, she spent three years in the Audit & Assurance Group at KPMG's Hong Kong office, where she worked on several IPO audit engagements and served clients from various industries. Summer is a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong and has passed the uniform CPA exam in the United States, with a familiarity of both IFRS and GAAP. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Summer completed her Master of Accountancy from the University of Minnesota. Summer’s research interests include: auditor expertise, initial public offerings, audit quality, and internal audits. Aside from academics, Summer enjoys reading, Zumba, playing board games, and exploring Tucson.