Financial Wellness Center at Portland State University

Click on any time to book a session with one of our Certified Personal Financial Managers.

As a way to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, FWC meetings are strongly encouraged to be held via phone until further notice.

Get advice on current financial circumstances, what you can expect and prepare for once you leave college, or how to maintain your financial wellness after your time in college.

Financial Coaches are trained in the following areas:

Financial Goal Setting
Banking Basics
Budgeting
Credit Education
Savings Goals

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April Duval

April is a Financial Coach in the FWC who works with current and former students to discuss making a plan to pay for school, budgeting, student loans, and managing debt. April habla espaƱol.

Joanie Barnard

Joanie is a Financial Coach in the FWC who works with students to discuss financial graduation plans, personal budgeting, and managing debt. She moved to Portland in 2016 from Michigan when she was accepted into the AmeriCorps VISTA Program. After her one year of AmeriCorps Catholic Charities of Oregon, she decided she liked Portland so much that she made it her new home. In her free time, Joanie likes to play tennis and ukulele. She also enjoys hiking and birdwatching.

Kareem Anderson

Kareem is a Certified Personal Financial Manager and Financial Coach in the FWC. He’s served for over ten years in student finance and is committed to helping students and promoting financial wellness through effective, proactive financial management.

Emilia Lucania

Emilia is a Financial Coach in the FWC with background experience in financial aid. In her spare time, Emilia takes postgraduate courses at Portland State University. Her goal for all students is to help them explore their available financial pathways and empower them to make healthy financial decisions.

Karen Dugan

Karen is a Financial Coach and member of the Third Party Billing team helping international students with payments from their sponsored entities. She is also a Certified Personal Financial Manager.