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Managing money is one of the tougher parts of life—especially on a student budget. If you find yourself struggling with your finances or don’t know where to start, don’t feel bad. It's normal. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. We’re here to help.

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Our Student Financial Educators

Ella Boehme

My name is Ella and I'm from Libertyville, Illinois. I'm studying finance and accounting and plan to become a financial advisor after I graduate in 2026. I like this job because it helps me become more involved in the IU community and helps other students learn more about their personal finances. I'm also involved in Beta Alpha Psi and the IU Run Club. In my free time, I like to run, bake, and spend time outdoors!

Ethan Cho

Hi! My name is Ethan Cho and I’m graduating in 2026 with majors in finance and international business. I’m from Moraga, California, a small suburb of San Francisco. If you’re familiar with St. Mary’s basketball, that’s where I’m from! I am a member of the Financial Planning Association, Baseball and Sabermetrics Club, Intercollegiate Bowling Club, and the IUDM Logistics Committee. I love music and play cello in an orchestra at Jacobs as part of my music minor. I’m also a big Oakland A’s fan (times have been rough lately), love managing fantasy sports teams, and enjoy traveling. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Sam Farbstein

My name is Sam and I’m from Mason, Ohio. I’m graduating from IU in May 2025 with majors in finance and accounting and a history minor. In my free time I enjoy running, golfing, and traveling (I made it to my 50th state this past summer). As a finance major, I love the idea of utilizing numbers to inform real-world decision-making; something that I'm proud to be able to apply towards positively impacting other lives through my work here at the Office of Financial Wellness & Education. 

Gracie Fisher

How’s your budget coming along? Need some extra tips on paying for college? Want to talk about financial stress in general? I’m graduating in 2026 with majors in finance, economic consulting, and business analytics and would love to meet with you to talk about these topics… and anything in between!

When I’m not at home visiting my friends and family in Fishers, IN, you can find me throwing hot dogs and t-shirts into the crowd at home football and basketball games, singing my heart out at county music concerts, and tearing up the slopes on my snowboard in the winter.

Henry Venker

My hometown is St. Louis, Missouri and I am graduating in December 2024 with a major in Finance. Working as a Student Financial Educator has been a great experience, and it has been rewarding to help fellow students, parents, or staff make better financial decisions. A few of my hobbies include cars and pickleball; I've also recently found an interest in motorcycles. 

Nihanth Vuddanti

Hello everyone, I am Nihanth, a current master's in data science student from Luddy SICE, graduating in May 2024. I am an international student from a city called Hyderabad in India. Besides my work and studies, I like to spend my leisure time reading books and playing computer games like Call of Duty and CS:GO. I also like playing sports like cricket, badminton and racquetball.

Austin Woolston

I mostly grew up in Terre Haute, IN. My major is Economics, and I'm on track to graduate from IU in May 2025. When I'm not studying or working, you can find me at the gym trying to get big. I love to exercise by lifting weights and going for walks. I have also been trying my hand in the kitchen by cooking new things. One of the main reasons I like working for MoneySmarts is that it feels rewarding to help improve our clients' financial wellness.