Junjie Ye is an aspiring Certified Public Accountant, currently in his second year pursuing a B.A. in Economics and Accounting at UC-Santa Barbara. Along with these academic and professional goals, his background as a first-generation student evoked his interests in business and financial literacy. His interests led him to become a Financial Aid Peer at the university’s financial aid office, the 2020-21 Treasurer of the Promise Scholar Advisory Board, and a member of the Undergraduate Accounting Society. While Junjie continues to develop his professional skill set, he balances work with East Asian light novels and mangas, all the while searching for new activities to stay fit in the pandemic.
Jun’s The Tale of Young Masters, is inspired by his readings of Eastern light novels. The trope of the young master character is commonly used in those novels and Jun wants to share his own take of a young master character encountering a protagonist.
My website originates from a mix of my interests in personal finance, web design, and writing. The website is primarily meant to support the Quarterly Budget Spreadsheet, a spreadsheet project I had created out of necessity and want to share with others. On the website, I describe the spreadsheet’s features and usage, provide video clips of the use of the guide and the written versions, and include additional sections on UCSB and life that allows me to share my experience and knowledge. My goal is for this site to be a resource UCSB students can use to learn more about their spending habits and from my experiences as a first generation student.