Financial Wellness Peer Educators
Our trained Peer Educators will work directly with students to help them understand important concepts of financial wellness and provide them with the tools necessary to make sound financial decisions.
Peer Lead - Consultation
Hello, my name is Dana Kraus and I'm a junior accounting and finance student. I grew up on a farm near St. Leo, Minnesota. I'm an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys spending time at the lake, biking, and running; currently I'm training for my first marathon. Fun fact about me: I've been a private pilot since June of 2011. I'm excited to be a part of the UND financial wellness team and hope to help students better prepare for their financial futures.
Peer Lead - Marketing
I am Emily O'Brien from Lakeville, MN. I am double majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. This is my second semester working with Financial Wellness; I also work as a Marketing Assistant in the Marketing Office at the Wellness Center. I am a active member in the Greek Community here at UND, and work with Panhellenic Council. Last year, I joined Dakota Venture Group, working with Harvest Funds and Investments. My favorite part about this job is helping out students and solving their financial needs!
Hi, my name is David Talley. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Managerial Finance and Accounting. I am from a small town just south of Fargo, ND, where I have lived my whole life. I enjoy sports, hunting, watching movies, snowmobiling, and hanging out with friends to name a few hobbies. I am really excited about working in the Financial Wellness office because I know finances can be stressful and getting control of them now will limit the fallouts in the future.
I am currently a junior here at the University of North Dakota majoring in Air Traffic Control and minoring in Spanish. I decided to join the Financial Wellness team not only to help other students on campus with their financial options, but also to further my own awareness about managing money. I enjoy going out to eat, listening to music, and spending time outside with friends.
My name is Jose Saavedra and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a senior at UND pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Management. During my free time I participate with several student organizations and volunteering activities. I decided to join the Financial Wellness team because I want to assist students on reaching the tools necessary to be financially successful.
I am a junior studying Accounting and am very excited to work with Financial Wellness this year. As a peer educator, I hope to give students the ability to take control of their finances and live a responsible and healthy lifestyle! Originally from Plymouth, MN, I enjoy reading the newspaper, getting involved on campus, and spending time outdoors.
I am a first year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program, and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I am excited to be a part of the Financial Wellness team! Financial concerns are a part of life for many college students, but through peer education, students can take control of their finances, learn to live financially well, and secure their financial futures. My overall goal is to help my fellow college students succeed in any way I can. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.