Audrey Utchen

Class of 2017
Major/Minor: Business Management / Accounting and Finance, Economics


Audrey is currently a Pricing Analyst for the Retail Sales team at Western Digital, based in Silicon Valley.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and enjoys spending the weekends hiking, biking, and playing volleyball recreationally. 

Campus Involvement

Audrey served as Student Body President from September 2016 to March 2017, serving as both the Student Body Vice President and Secretary of Service and Community Relations in previous terms.  She represented WC as a member of the varsity volleyball team and captain her senior year, at the January 2017 Warren Buffett Q&A session in Omaha, and as a Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund student representative at the Berkshire Hathaway 2016 stockholder meeting.  Audrey worked as a tour guide and Admissions Fellow in the Office of Admissions and as a Voyager for the Office of Advancement.  She was a Vice President for her sorority Alpha Chi Omega and served as a gift officer for both the Class of 2016 and the Class of 2017 Senior Gifts.  Audrey also tested her creative side as a member of the Poetry Club and improved her limited acting skills as a member of the improv troupe and in “La Bête,” a comedic play about 14th century French nobility.


Audrey continued her education abroad at the University of Exeter in Exeter, UK where she graduated from the Masters of Behavioural Economics and Finance course with Distinction and received the Business School World Class Scholarship and the highest award for a most excellent Economics dissertation, the Philip Norman Memorial Prize 17/18. 

Honors and Awards

Washington College:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Business Honors Society, Sigma Beta Delta
  • Economic Honors Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Leadership Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Departmental Honors
  • Senior Capstone Honors
  • William B. Johnson Internship Award 2016
  • Leadership Through Athletics Award 2016
  • Outstanding Senior Award 2017
  • Department of Business Management Award 2017
  • Department of Business Management Senior Capstone Award 2017

University of Exeter:

  • Business World Class Scholarship
  • Philip Norman Memorial Prize 17/18

Q & A 

Home state? The great golden state of California!

What is your favorite place/activity on campus? The top bleachers of Kirby Stadium. The stadium is unlocked during the day, and is a great place to clear my head and take in the amazing view of the field and walking paths in Chestertown. 

Recommended class and professor? Professor Williams with any accounting course. He makes the subject interesting and funny with all his real-world stories that he tells about the industry, and he is the main reason why I continue to study it!

What are some of your favorite hobbies? I love to play volleyball, cook, run, and most importantly eat a lot of food. 

Why did you choose to attend Washington College? The community and family feel is something I loved about WAC.  I needed to feel that sense of community being so far from home and I found it here in Chestertown. I also like that every class I take counts towards graduation, and that my advisor works with me to make sure I take a wide range of classes for fun outside my major!