Lauren Lewis, a student in the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) at the University of Texas at Austin, will begin her internship for Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P., Feb. 19 in Houston. The PPA is an honors program designed for future leaders in the accounting profession and is currently ranked number one in the nation. In this graduate program, the students are required to complete an internship during the tax season. After interviewing with many firms, Lauren accepted an offer with Deloitte and Touche in downtown Houston. This firm is recognized as one of the “Big Five” accounting firms in the nation. Deloitte and Touche has many options for future CPAs in tax and auditing. Following her internship, Lauren will return to UT in May to complete her graduate courses. She is scheduled to graduate in December with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting. Lauren is a 1997 graduate of Brady High School and the daughter of Royce and Mary Beth Lewis of Brady. Lauren’s brother, Stanley, is a freshman at Brady High School. Her grandparents are J.B. and Dwan Lewis of Brady and Paul and Signa Stanley of Tyler.