Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Olvera grateful to know her training will allow her to help other families
- Activities and Honors
HOPE Scholarship, Collins Family Scholarship; Charles Schwab 2021 RIA Talent Advantage Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar; 2020 HSF Finance Conference Recipient, 2021 HSF Finance Conference Mentor, Dean's List, Student Financial Planning Association, VITA Tax Preparer, Financial Service Provider at the ASPIRE Clinic, Earned Income Tax Credit Design Spring 2021 Competition, Volunteer and Tutor for fourth graders at Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela
- Why I chose my major
Growing up, my family and I did not always know how to manage our money well. We did not have proper guidance or tips on how to efficiently and optimally manage our finances. In high school, I became very interested when I would learn about budgeting and basic personal finance; this sparked an interest to pursue a degree somewhere in the field of finance. For me, financial planning has been the perfect fit. I love to work and help individuals reach their financial and personal life goals. In addition, I love knowing I will be able to help and educate Hispanic individuals and families like mine who did not have someone help them, especially in Spanish.
- What I like most about FACS
I absolutely love the faculty within FACS as well as the family atmosphere. I have seen how the professors have allocated time and effort to truly get to know the students and help them achieve their academic and professional goals. FACS is filled with advisors, professors, and many other individuals who genuinely care for the students and overall, for each other.
- Post-graduation plans
I plan to start my master’s degree in behavioral financial planning/therapy in the spring of 2022.