Michelle is currently a student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a path in digital marketing and user experience design. She loves NextGenVest's mission to build financial empowerment within the millennial generation and how NGV reaches out to students using the most powerful communication platforms today - messaging and social media. She said, "I really could have used a money mentor to guide me through my college process!" She is passionate about design, travel, and meeting new people.
Karl is a student at the University of California-San Diego and is majoring in Microbiology and plans to double major in Chemistry because he wants to work as a Pharmacist. He enjoys actively make students more aware about the financial aid process and positively influence their lives. He also does powerlifting in his spare time.
Timothy studies Sociology at the University of California-San Diego and has a strong interest in teaching and law. Before he came to NextGenVest, he spent most of his time volunteering and even did a sociological study of a high school in San Diego. He hopes to teach English in Japan or work for a law firm, in the future.
Dana is a college senior studying psychology at SUNY Oneonta. She spends her spare time writing for various online media outlets, working in a daycare center, and watching lots of Netflix. One day she hopes to receive her masters and PhD in social work. While working at NextGenVet, she is fascinated by how many parents and students we're helping with through a complicated college process.
Rui is a Business Administration student at the University at Buffalo. While looking back at his days as a high school student, he wishes he had someone to guide him through the financial aid process like what NextGenVest does. Now that he's here, he can finally be the mentor he wishes he had! As a fun fact, he used to live on a farm in China and learned how to milk cows.
Jenny is a student at UC San Diego studying Mathematics and Economics. Along with Money Mentor-ing with NextGenVest, she interns at Boeing and is very involved with FBLA-PBL. In her free time, she likes to bake and play basketball.
Prior to starting at NextGenVest, Francesca completed her first year of a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she continues to intern at the Center for Advanced Study in Education. She enjoys playing the flute, reading Russian novels, and learning about different cultures through their food! She started working at NextGenVest because of the opportunity to help students in a way that did not exist when she was in high school. In particular, being able to explain how federal aid works and searching for scholarships are key components that she wishes she could have had help with during her own application process, and which NGV values highly for the students they serve.
Jacqueline Lantsman is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and Justice & Law at American University. Growing up as a first generation, low income New Yorker, she witnessed first-hand the health care disparities faced by low-income households. Since then, she has been advocating for self-care education within K-12 schools; she is currently the Self-Care Coordinator for Students Against Sexual Violence, a Volunteer Contributor to the Mind Body Journal, and an intern for NextGenVest. Interning for NGV stems from her belief that tuition costs should never be a barrier to higher education. By supplying students with the tools to find scholarships and write appeal letters, students are empowered to complete their degrees.
Jacqueline is a student at NYU studying Finance. Se is excited to be interning at NextGenVest because she relies on financial aid and scholarships to pay for much of her tuition. Unfortunately, she had to research them herself - she wishes she had Money Mentors to help her through the process! In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and visiting art museums.
Edward is a freshman at NYU Stern majoring in Finance and Economics. During the financial aid process for college, he wishes he had known that he could negotiate his financial aid package, and that there were people out there who would assist him in doing so for free (NextGenVest). For this reason, he joined NextGenVest, and he loves being a part of it because he can provide the help he wishes he had to other students. He enjoys swimming and basketball, and he loves watching all sports.
Joy is a student at NYU studying finance and statistics. She's on the NextGenVest team to help other students afford college (she gets it- NYU isn't exactly cheap). In her free time, Joy likes to travel, run, and try new restaurants in NYC.
Charlotte Yuan is a rising sophomore at New York University Stern School of Business. She is planning to major in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Computer Science. Charlotte is passionate about NextGenVest's mission because she loves being able to help those in need.
Sheryl is a business major at NYU's Stern School of Business. She said,"I wish I had NextGenVest's money mentors to help me search for scholarships last year, because just applying to school's was stressful enough. That's why I love NextGenVest's mission so much. Students deserve easy access to information when it comes to making such big decisions and affording college." She also loves baking and dreams of opening a bakery some day!
Katherine is a rising junior at Harvard University, studying applied mathematics. Katherine wish she had known about all of the scholarships for which she would have been eligible. She enjoys how invested everyone is in helping current juniors and seniors save as much as they possibly can for college-- you won't find this passion in many other places! In her spare time, Katherine enjoys traveling, running, and playing the piano. At school, she is involved in Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business, The Crimson, Delta Gamma, and Harvard VISION. A fun fact about her: Katherine is a twin! (Her sister is much taller than her, though). She also owns two ducks, which live in Connecticut.
Nathan May is a student at the University of Pennsylvania. He's is an avid theatre-goer who loves the arts. After graduation, he plans to work in the consulting industry as eventually move out to Los Angeles to become an actor. NextGenVest is a resource he would have loved to have during his senior year in high school. He is glad that he can share it with other students.
Chris grew up in the Greater Philadelphia area and is currently studying Finance/Accounting at the University of Pittsburgh. During his free time he likes to travel, and also likes to watch and play sports. At NextGenVest, he enjoys helping students through the stress of financial aid, and college applications.
Everit is a Money Mentor and currently an undergraduate student at CUNY Hunter College. He currently majors in Economics and lives in New York City. Everit joined NexGenVest because he has a strong belief that tuition costs should not stand in the way of a student attending College. He constantly works to help students with appeal letters, scholarships and manage budgets.
Sue joined NextGenVest after spending a year in Philadelphia. The reason why she joined is because "the service it provides is an important one and one that played a huge part in my college decision, so being able to provide help to others is something I've always liked and wanted to do! Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she enjoys watching and playing sports, taking photos, and spending time in the great outdoors. She is currently studying Biology and Healthcare Management at UPenn.
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Students didn't take advantage of in free federal aid
The average student graduates with this much debt
Students who take out loans drop out of college