Peer Coaches

Lexi Astrike

Lexi Astrike
Majors: Accounting &
Personal Financial Planning


Financial Wellness Tip
To be aware of your financial situation.

Guilty Pleasures
Chocolate covered strawberries and Coke.






Garrin Blake
Garrin Blake

Majors: Finance & Information Systems


Financial Wellness Tip
Money is like a sandwich. If you spend it all, what are you going to eat?

Guilty Pleasure
Competitive gaming.





Paige Millikin

Paige Millikin
Major: Personal Financial Planning


Financial Wellness Tip
Educate yourself on your personal financial situation and all the options you have.

Guilty Pleasure
The Vampire Diaries.




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Annie Nietling
Major: Law and Economics


Peer Educators

Financial Wellness Tip
Physically writing down what you are spending money on can help you decide what is a necessity and what is a want.

Guilty Pleasures
Cheese. Black olives. Snacking meats. I guess just snacks in general.





Kimberly Benites

Kimberly Benites
Majors: General Management & Finance



Financial Wellness Tip
Be organized/ avoid spending money on things that are not really necessary.

Guilty Pleasure
Eating fried chicken.






Jordan Healey

Jordan Healey
Majors: K-12 Health Education &
Special Education for Cognitive Impairment


Financial Wellness Tip
Budget budget budget! It’s hard to start one and keep up with it, but knowing how much money you have coming in and going out will help you a lot in the long run.

Guilty Pleasures
Panda Express orange chicken and a cute movie.





Elliott Marovec

Elliott Marovec
Major: Logistics Management

Financial Wellness Tip
Track every dollar you spend.

Guilty Pleasure
Ice cream.




Alex Salgat

Maddy Pancheri
Major: Accounting


Financial Wellness Tip
Look for discounts for college students. There are many places off campus that do give student discounts. You can ask an employee or there are apps you can download that will show you stores and restaurants that offer discounts for college students.

Guilty Pleasure
Binge watching Netflix.





Brendan Shepard

Brendan Shephard
Major: Hospitality

Financial Wellness Tip
A good rule to go by when spending money, whether it be a large purchase or just a daily coffee, is if you don't have the money to buy that thing twice, you probably shouldn't buy it.

Guilty Pleasure
Watching Golden Girls re-runs.




Kailie Wielenga

Grace Tang
Major: Accounting




Financial Wellness Tip
If you are able, start building credit now!

Guilty Pleasure
Ordering more food than I can eat!






Sydney Withers

Sydney Withers
Major: Finance

Financial Wellness Tip
Refund checks are only free money if they are excess of scholarships and grants. Refund checks from excess loans ARE NOT FREE money!

Guilty Pleasure
I shop too much!





Graduate Assistants

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Sarah Fischer
Program: MA in Higher Education Administration


Financial Wellness Tip
It’s okay to not know everything; I sure didn’t! That is why we are here.

Guilty Pleasures
The Bachelor, pasta and insulin.





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Lyndsey Robbins
Program: MBA-Marketing Concentration

Financial Wellness Tip
Cutting unnecessary costs will allow you to have more money for things you love, like new shoes or concert tickets!

Guilty Pleasure
Binge watching Shameless.





Office Assistants

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Ashley D’Amour
Major: Biology (Biomedical, Cellular, Molecular Concentration)


Financial Wellness Tip
Make a specific shopping list before actually going shopping.

Guilty Pleasure
Buying coffee.






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Ashley Grant
Majors: Political Science & Sociology


Financial Wellness Tip
Be hands on in your financial aid and savings since they will both greatly affect your life. Don't let your parents do all the work even if they are paying for everything because you should really appreciate the help, but also do everything to be involved.

Guilty Pleasure
Chocolate fudge.


Kailie Wielenga 

Kaleigh Pyko
Majors: Political Science &
Women and Gender Studies

Financial Wellness Tip
Become more aware of on campus resources that help you become financially stable.

Guilty Pleasures
Re-watching Grey's Anatomy and eating Skittles.