Greetings! I am so thrilled to be writing this blog post as the newest addition to the Financial Beginnings team. I am Basha Gitnes, Financial Beginnings new Program Coordinator. A recent graduate from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) I earned my Bachelors of Science in Sociology and spent time interning with an organization similar to Financial Beginnings. Being a teacher had always been a dream of mine, but during my time in college I had come to realize that being in the classroom is not the only way I can instill valuable education in our youth. Focused on empowering our youth and teaching them how to take responsibility for their personal finances, I was immediately drawn to Financial Beginnings and their mission.
In addition to Financial Beginnings, I am currently a coach of the Milwaukie High School JV Dance Team. I have found it very rewarding to not only be a coach to these girls, but also a role model. I feel that it is very important that our youth are confident upon high school graduation, and I am honored to be a part of that through both Financial Beginnings and coaching.
Again, I am so excited to be a part of the Financial Beginnings family and reach the most students as possible!