Picking a College
Applying for Financial Aid
Planning to Repay Loans
Creating a Budget
Picking Bank Accounts
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.
Paramjot is a rising junior at New York University. Her studies are concentrated in Economics and Astronomy. She loves helping people, giving advice, and watching them progress in whatever their situations may be. She's excited to work at NextGenVest because she thinks we have the potential to eliminate a good amount of the stress students face when it comes to making financial decisions about education. Education is a wonderful institution. It should not bring about worrying. She is confident that NGV is going to de-stress the mind of today’s students and set up a GPS navigation system for students when they trek down the roads of financial planning. Cheers!
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 making students more aware about the financial aid process and positively influencing 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 NextGenVest, she is fascinated by how many parents and students we're helping with 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 we serve.
Jackie 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.
Ike is an Outreach Leader at the University of Houston. He is a Finance Senior who is going to graduate in December of this year! He looks forward to getting out in his community and helping so many students know about how to deal with the finances of getting a college degree.
Ceci is a sophomore in Wharton at UPenn. She is joining the NextGenVest team as an Operations intern and is so excited to learn more about the financial aid process while helping students and alleviating some of the stress about college. She love running and ran her first marathon last year!
Leon is a graduate student getting his Master’s of Science in Management and varsity Basketball player at American University. He started his Master’s as a dual program, while finishing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with which he graduated in May of 2016. He was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and spent two years at the University of Connecticut, before transferring to AU.
Wanda was was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She came to the United States at the age of 15. She is a senior at John Jay College, double majoring in Criminology and Forensic Financial Analysis. After her undergraduate studies she will start a Master in Arts in Criminal Justice at John Jay College and also start the process to join the U.S Marshals. She is really involved in her community and is a mentor at Mentoring USA, the Campus Activity Board Community Chair (John Jay Chapter) plus other different leadership roles in school.
Danny is a senior at Fordham University. He is incredibly excited to be an Operations Intern this fall at NextGenVest. He's looking forward to helping high school students figure out their financial aid applications and connecting with school communities in New York! He loves doing volunteer work, and had the chance to work with the Working Boys Center in Ecuador this past winter!
Maureen is a John Jay undergraduate alumna, and now attends John Jay to obtain her MPA. She was born and raised in Queens, New York.
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 and 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 their 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