Hometown: Holliston, MA
GCF Position: Financial Literacy
I am working with the OGE’s Financial Literacy Initiative, which aims to support MIT graduate students’ financial literacy and well-being. As a Graduate Community Fellow, I help organize and run the OGE’s fall workshop series covering a variety of financial literacy topics – from graduate fellowships to investing to credit building. I also maintain the Financial Literacy Initiative’s website and social media. Finally, I work to improve and promote the iGrad Financial Literacy Platform that is provided free of charge to the MIT graduate student community.
How does your GCF project enhance the graduate student community?
The OGE’s Financial Literacy Initiative aims to support MIT graduate students’ financial literacy and well-being. For instance, the fall workshop series includes workshops on how to find and apply to graduate fellowships, workshops on saving and investing, workshops on the basics of credit building, and workshops on navigating the U.S. tax filing system. Each of these workshops is tailored to the needs of MIT graduate students and provides students with the tools and skills needed to improve their financial literacy and health.
What is your favorite part of working in your GCF position?
As a Sloan MBA student, I often feel disconnected from the rest of the MIT community. However, working as a GCF allows me to directly engage with, support, and learn from students across the MIT ecosystem.