Ignite Culture

Lynn Mwongela

President, LMU Accounting Society

Full body photo of Lynn Mwongela smiling at the camera with her braids in motion around her head, in a black shirt, white jeans, and black and white cardigan.

Lynn Mwongela ’24 has wanted to be a lawyer since she was seven, a fact that may come as a surprise from the accounting major. “I firmly believe that life is not a straight line,” Mwongela explained. “Things shift and change rapidly, so I consider my career goals dynamic.”

Thanks to the guidance of her professors at LMU College of Business Administration, she has found great success in accounting – including an internship at the global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and serving as president of the Accounting Society, and she plans to earn her master’s of science through LMU’s 4+1 program. She has also actively participated in student organizations like the African Student Association and the Sisters in Solidarity, where she was vice president. For Mwongela, the motivation for her endeavors can be summed up in one word: family.

“My family immigrated to the U.S. not long after the economic recession. I remember my parents working day in and day out to provide my brother and me with opportunities they didn’t have,” she reflected. “I didn’t realize it then, but my parents were trailblazers in their families. Now that I am old enough to understand, I, too, want to be a trailblazer and break glass ceilings.”