What I do here: I manage the Product Advisory Boards, consisting of stakeholders and students. I also develop content for training to ensure understanding of our products, both internally and externally.
My experience: I’ve always worked in very customer-focused jobs. I also spent my college years learning about design and creative problem-solving, both hand-based design and technology-based.
I enjoy: Design in all its forms (interior, architectural, landscape, etc.), traveling, spending time with nature, music, dancing, learning languages, food with friends and family and a great piece of literature.
Why I work in higher education: Sometimes life happens, and if you don’t have the right support or resources, especially in college, you have to stop what you’re doing and regroup. While earning my college degree, I got stuck in a “work to survive” cycle, unable to get back to my education. Luckily, with the help of people who were able to connect me with the right resources, I was able to go back and finish my degree. I want to be that person that makes a difference for someone else.
Education: B.G.S., Ball State University
What I do here: I manage the development and overall strategic vision for Student Connections’ financial literacy and college success program for students.
My experience: I’ve worked for more than 10 years supporting products and services that provide financial education and support campus-based default prevention efforts.
I enjoy: Bird watching with my husband, the City by the Bay, “Doctor Who,” cartoons and spending time outdoors.
Why I work in higher education: When I was in college, I was the kid who did everything wrong financially. I took out loans regardless of whether I needed them; I changed my major three times; I spent what little money I had unwisely; and I maxed out multiple credit cards when I couldn’t afford the payment, completely wrecking my credit. That’s what makes coming to work exciting to me — the fact that I’m working on tools that will mean fewer students go through what I went through.
Education: B.A. in Journalism, Ball State University
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