Kaela Munster Oramas ?10

Kaela Munster Oramas

Class Year


Current home

Cape Coral, Florida


Accounting and Business Administration

Current Position

Senior Manager — National State and Local Tax, Real Estate at Ernst & Young, LLP

Kaela Munster Oramas ’10 is a senior manager at Ernst & Young, LLP.  She has approximately 10 years of public accounting experience, has her law license, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She specializes in consulting, transactional, and compliance matters for state and local tax issues for real estate and private equity clients. Ms. Oramas has had the opportunity to share her knowledge as an adjunct professor at Carthage and another institution.

“Carthage helped shape me into the person I am today — allowing me to grow as a professional, seek opportunities, and build a path to my future.”

Kaela Munster Oramas, ’10

What have you enjoyed most about your career?

“I love the diverse experiences and fast-paced environment.”

How did Carthage prepare you?

“Carthage prepared me by letting me pursue an accounting degree — I never thought I’d end up working in a public accounting firm.”

Why did you choose Carthage?

“I really wanted a personalized college experience — one in which the professors knew my name and where I could get a more hands-on learning experience.”

What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?

“Professors David Schlichting, Julie Dawson, Cathy Duffy, Michael Phegley, and Cassie Lau played a big part in my success. Prof. Schlichting was also the one who convinced me to pursue an accounting degree.”

What role have the values in Carthage's mission, "Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service — Together" played in your life?

“These values are a cornerstone in my life. I continue to pursue opportunities to develop and build strength in my skillsets (personally and professionally). I also still volunteer for an organization that I volunteered with while I was at Carthage and in law school — the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.”

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What's your favorite Carthage memory?

“I met my best friend at Carthage, and we’re still best friends 18 years later!”

Tips for current Carthage students?

“Immerse yourself — explore opportunities, join student groups, engage with the professors. There’s a lot of activities and events, and I encourage each student to explore those opportunities. You’d be surprised by the people you meet and the opportunities that present themselves.”