A year has passed since I arrived at Financial Beginnings. It does not seem that long ago that I first stepped into my office at the Bank of the West. My time at Financial Beginnings is one that I will always cherish. Working closely with Melody Thompson and David Bell has been one of the best experiences of my life. Their passion for Financial Education is matched by none that I have met.
During my time at Financial Beginnings my main focus was on programs. I brought on over 2000 new students and 20 new schools. Schools I brought on, such as Minter Bridge and Free Orchards, have already begun signing up for 2011-2012 school years. I have to say it feels really good knowing that I made a sustainable impact.
I also helped revise our student materials while serving on the program committee. Working with a small but highly efficient committee allowed me to implement changes within our curriculum. While there are still plenty of improvements to be made, I am delighted to know that some of the ideas I brought will live on in our student text long after I am gone.
While this is my last day with Financial Beginnings, this will not be the last time you hear from me. I plan to stay on as a guest writer. I am off to a Master’s Program in Statistics at UCLA. Without a doubt I will come across interesting topics related to finance and I plan to share them accordingly. Thank you for reading!