Staff - NIU - Financial Cents

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Financial Cents Staff

Our Financial Cents program works to help educate the NIU Community on the importance of financial literacy and assist students and the local community with understanding the importance of financial planning and money management during their college career and beyond.

Financial Cents Leadership Team

LisaLisa Holland

Coordinator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
lholland@niu.edu

Lisa Holland is a mathematics education major at NIU.  She plans to teach high school mathematics while earning her masters and doctorate in pursuit of becoming a professor after graduation in 2016.  Also in her free time, she is an avid reader and loves to get involved in various clubs and organizations on campus.  Lisa is looking forward to her first year in the peer educator program.

BrianBrian Robinson

VITA Program Coordinator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
b_rob122093@yahoo.com

Brian Robinson is a junior accounting major.  He intends on pursuing a masters in accounting upon completion of his bachelor’s degree.  He enjoys reading, basketball, and tumbling.


Peer Educators

NedriannaNedrianna Brunt

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
brunt.nedri@gmail.com 

Nedrianna Brunt is a junior communicative disorders with an emphasis on speech language pathology major.  She plans on getting her Masters in speech language pathology. This is Nedrianna's first semester working with the Financial Cents program. She enjoys hanging out with friends, taking her dog on walks, and reading.

SteffenSteffen Canino

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
scanino1@niu.edu   

Steffen Canino is a senior Corporate Communication major. This is his first semester working with the Financial Cents program. Steffen is eagerly dedicated to promoting financial literacy throughout the university. Immediately after graduation Steffen plans to work as a strategical communication consultant for a top tier firm within the D.C, Chicago, or New York markets. After a couple years of experience, he will then pursue a Masters in Public Administration. Steffen enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with his family.

CamilleCamille Celso

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
ccelso1@niu.edu

Camille Celso is a finance major at NIU. She is very passionate about finance and looks forward to her first semester as a Financial Cents Peer Educator. Outside of the academic environment, she stays involved through volunteering. During her free time, she enjoys reading, biking, and running.

YessicaYessica Ramirez

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759

Hi! My name is Yessica Ramirez, I am currently a junior Medical Laboratory Sciences major here at NIU. After receiving my undergraduate degree in MLS, I plan on going to graduate school and acquiring my Master’s degree in Forensic Sciences. Later on hopefully working in a forensic/crime laboratory for some type of government agency, now whether it’ll be FBI, CIA, CSI, etc etc I still have not completely made up my mind. Needless to say on my down time I enjoy doing a wide variety of different activities ranging from simply watching tv shows like Bones, CSI, Criminal Minds, so on so forth  to being out in the wilderness all day biking, hiking, working out, etc etc. As one can clearly tell I am very outgoing and friendly, love meeting new people, have a great sense of humor, enjoy science and helping others out very much. Being my first year with the Financial Cents team, I am very excited and really look forward to helping others try to establish at least some financial peace of mind, so that they can focus on better and brighter things in their future.

EvieEvelyn Sorto

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
evie-sorto@hotmail.com

Evelyn Sorto is a mathematics major at NIU. She has a passion for Math and would love to pass on her love for it to her future students. She is determined to be a high school Math teacher. This is her first year joining the financial cents program, but is motivated to help students that are going through the same problems we all did as we transitioned into NIU. She is outgoing and excited and cannot wait to change lives in the future. Her hobbies include running, makeup, and of course Math. She encourages you not be a stranger and contact her.

LexieLexie Williams

Peer Educator
Academic Advising Center 113
(815) 753-5759
lwilliams16@niu.edu

Lexie Williams is a Public Health major with an emphasis in Health Administration and a minor in Deafness Rehabilitation. This is her first semester with the Financial Cents program. She is looking forward to first learning more about finance, and then sharing that knowledge with as many of her peers as possible. She enjoys playing ukulele, watching House of Cards and a Game of Thrones, and cooking.