Money Mentors
​Money Mentors are trained students who collaborate and educate their peers on how to
establish foundations of Financial Wellness. Through their positions, they "inspire confidence and establish outreach programs to promote financial education here at CMU.”

Ava Gish

Ava Gish
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI 
Major: Sociology: Criminal and Social Justice

Financial Wellness Tip
Budget for the future!! It may seem far away, but it will come sooner than you think!




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Kayla Hoyt

Hometown: Freeland, MI

Majors: Music Education and Performance 

Financial Wellness Tip
Make a budget and stick to it. Money problems happen very fast.




Jennifer Kalafut

Jennifer Kalafut
Hometown: Washington, MI
Major: Advertising

Financial Wellness Tip
Having a budget is key so that you know where your money is going and where you have the room to spend. 



Paige Millikin

Paige Millikin
Hometown: Grayling, MI
Major: Personal Financial Planning


F
inancial Wellness Tip
Be aware of your current financial situation, and some potential ways to improve it! 




Runita Patton

Runita Patton
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Psychology


Financial Wellness Tip
Save your money and you will be happy! 





Emily Ritter

Emily Ritter
Hometown: Bronson, MI
Major: Actuarial Science

Financial Wellness Tip
Keep a weekly and monthly budget. Weekly budget for groceries and leisure, monthly for expenses and long-term investments.


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Eboni Ross
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Sociology: Criminal and Social Justice

Financial Wellness Tip
Seek help when it seems you have no control on your spending.



Alex Salgat

Alex Salgat
Hometown: Lake Odessa, MI
Major: Accounting

Financial Wellness Tip
Appreciate what you have and make plans for getting what you want. 



Jacquelyn Umpstead

Jacquelyn Umpstead
Hometown: Lansing, MI
Major: Marketing

Financial Wellness Tip
Always keep track of the money you are spending, $5 craving boxes can add up.


Kailie Wielenga

Kailie Wielenga
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ometown: Holland, MI
Major: Accounting

Financial Wellness Tip
Start saving for retirement as early 
as possible!


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Myiah Williams
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ometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Finance

Financial Wellness Tip
If you can’t afford to buy it twice you can’t afford to buy it at all!




Leadership Team

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Sarah Fischer
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ometown: Birmingham, MI
Graduate Assistant for Student Programming

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



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Lyndsey Robbins
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ometown: New Boston, MI
Graduate Assistant

Financial Wellness Tip
Cut costs where you can and use that money on things that make you happy!



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Easton Hamel
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ometown: Ironwood, MI
Student Coordinator


Financial Wellness Tip
If able, establish a savings goal and then treat yourself once the goal is hit!