Staff - NIU - Financial Cents

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Financial Cents Staff

The Graduate Assistants coordinate the Financial Cents program and oversee the Peer Educators. They work together to help educate the NIU Community on the importance of financial literacy.

Financial Cents Peer Educators assist peers with understanding the importance of financial planning and money management during their college career and beyond.


Graduate Assistants

paulPaul Jonff

Graduate Assistant
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
pjonff1@niu.edu

Paul joined the OSAS team as a graduate assistant in September of     2013. Paul completed his B.S. in Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University and his M.S. from NIU in 2008. Paul is currently pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) at NIU.

Paul previously held a graduate assistant position at the NIU Student Recreation Center where he was responsible for intramural sports and sport clubs. After graduating, Paul worked at Rawlings Sporting Goods for 5 years where he held the position of Brand Marketing Manager. He was responsible for Rawlings' social media and business to consumer advertising. 

Paul loves being active and his hobbies include playing sports, skiing, weightlifting, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


NilayNilay Patel

Graduate Assistant
Academic Advising Center Room 113
(815) 753-5002
npatel6@niu.edu

Nilay started with OSAS as a Graduate Assistant from May 2013, Nilay completed his B.S. in Marketing from NIU in 2012 with a Certificate in Advanced Professional Selling.  He worked for General Motors for about a year as an analyst before coming back to complete his MBA. His professional goal is to become an entrepreneur.

During his time as an undergraduate, Nilay was an active member of American Marketing Association and Collegiate Sales Advisory Board leading student teams to various internship and job fairs.

Nilay loves to play Soccer and Volleyball and likes to catch up with friends on weekends.



Peer Educators

Melissa

Melissa Cardella

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5002
mcardella@niu.edu 

Bio Coming Soon!


MartinPictureMartin Munoz

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5002
mmunoz1@niu.edu

Bio Coming Soon!


SchultzPictureBryan Schultz

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5002
bschultz@niu.edu

Bryan Schultz is currently working towards his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at NIU. He has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and is an advocate Spartan fan. Bryan enjoys running and has completed 4 marathon in the last 5 years. He is getting married this summer and will be relocating to Dekalb.


StoltzPictureHeather Stolz

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5002
hstolz1@niu.edu

Heather Stolz is an elementary education major here at NIU. She is planning on teaching third grade after graduation in 2016. She also plans on pursuing her Masters at NIU. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and being with friends and family.