Shihuan Luo was born in southern China and came to the United States as a student in 2009. While studying at Sonoma State as an accounting major, she began looking for a job. Shihuan was drawn to C4DP’s mission and so she began her career as a part-time bookkeeper.
After a month of employment, she was promoted to Staff Accountant in August 2013. With her accounting degree under her belt and a flourishing love of numbers, Shihuan continued working for C4DP with increased responsibilities, and by 2016 she was promoted to the role of Senior Accountant.
In this role, Shihuan is responsible for a full range of C4DP’s financial accounting and human resource functions. She manages monthly billing, reports, and contracts for federal, state, and corporate grants, and reconciles the general ledger accounts monthly with an impeccable focus on accuracy and timely completion. She also manages the human resources function including the payroll process, hiring documentation, background checks, employee onboarding, and health benefits. She plays an important role in the development of the annual budget, the annual audit, and tax filing procedures. As a key member of the finance team, her attention to detail contributes greatly to the overall success of C4DP’s fiscal management.
When asked what she loves about C4DP, Shihuan states, “C4DP provided me opportunities to grow in my career and has always valued me as an employee. I feel like I am family to C4DP, and I am so proud of our mission to help those struggling with domestic violence.”
When not at work, Shihuan is very busy as the mother of two active small children. Her daughter is learning to play piano, so she decided to learn, too, so they could play together! She enjoys going to the park with her children and visiting friends on the weekend. Fluent in 3 languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, and English), she is a big fan of classical music and enjoys cooking.