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Emily Polivka, CPA, M.B.A.

Accounting Instructor

Business and Social Sciences Division




Foothill campus
Office Hours:
5pm to 7pm every Friday via Zoom.

Course information:

I teach Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel in Spring 2020. This course covers important practice by using Excel, an electronic, flexible, and powerful spreadsheet program, to organize and process financial and managerial accounting data. In addition, students will learn how to integrate their knowledge of accounting principles and concepts with the spreadsheet program to produce various accounting work papers and financial reports.


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I was born in Taiwan and speak fluent Mandarin and English. I currently live in Sunnyvale, CA. My educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and an MBA from UC Riverside in the USA. I passed the CPA exam and have been maintaining an active license. I am working as a Director at Ravix Group. I help my clients find the right solution in strategic, operational, or technical engagements.

Through my professional experience over 20 years, I realized what motivates me is both being systematic and efficient, as well as enabling others to thrive and succeed. Starting in 2019, I decide to pursuit for consulting and teaching career which I can offer my expertise with my great passion in helping others know more and do better. While I can place students in situations and offer them experiences that foster learning, the actual process of learning ultimately goes on inside their minds. Students must make themselves focus and reflect on these situations and experiences, sometimes for long, effortful periods. From this perspective, motivating students to learn proactively is my primary job and one just as critical as creating engaging learning situations and experiences.

Outside of the office, I am committed to three roles: Wife, Mother of two boys (13 and 9 years old), and Commissioner volunteering through the Tzu Chi Foundation. I love traveling because it expands my perspective and strengthens the relationship with my family. Everyone has a good way to relax. I dream of the places I would like to visit someday. If you are planning a trip to Taiwan, I can tell you all the good places to go and the gourmet foods to eat.

Connect with me over LinkedIn for networking, career opportunities, and more!

Personal Quote:

"Remember that reputation and integrity are your most valuable assets and can be lost in a heartbeat." - Charles T. Munger, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Last update: 2021-03-26
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