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FinancialSmarts @ UMBC provides you with the tools necessary to make informed and effective decisions about your finances. Managing money is an important part of your daily life and we encourage you to be well versed in this important life skill that many find challenging.

Our goal is to provide you with timely and relevant resources so that you are as well-prepared to manage your budgets, bank accounts, assets and debt as you are to master your academic pursuit.



Hannah Sadollah Photo Hannah Sadollah

Programs Specialist

Financial Literacy and Education Committee

“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”- Thomas Jefferson

Serena Spickler Photo Serena Spickler

Programs Assistant

Junior Intermedia Design Major with Minors in Spanish and Print Media

“When it comes to tackling your financial goals, whatever they might be, there’s no time like the present.” – Suze Orman


Financial Literacy Education Committee

Mitchell Amoros Photo Mitchell Amoros

Director, Higher Education Implementation: EverFi

“Financial illiteracy is not an issue unique to any one population. It affects everyone: men and women, young and old, across all racial and socioeconomic lines. No longer can we stand by and ignore this problem. The economic future of the United States depends on it.”
President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

Evan Avila Photo Evan Avila

Site Coordinator

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Cheryl Benitez Photo Cheryl Benitez

Insurance Program Supervisor

University Health Services

“Saving is very important. Save a little each paycheck and over time your savings will grow.”

Isabel Garrido Photo Isabel Garrido

Assistant Dean, Administration, Policy and Compliance

The Graduate School

Student Business Services

“Take the time now to become financially smart. It will provide a lifetime of financial security later.”

Sasha Hudson Photo Sasha Hudson

Associate Vice President & Controller

Financial Account and Reporting

Make a goal, create a plan to reach the goal and diligently act accordingly.”

Colleen Lindbeck Photo Colleen Lindbeck

Associate Director

Financial Aid and Scholarships

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” – Calvin Coolidge

Jalisha MOnroe Jalisa Monroe

Instructional Technology Specialist

Division of Information Technology

“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” – Joe Biden

Heather Moore Photo Heather Moore

A representative for Staff Customer Service & Cashiering

Student Business Services

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Ben Franklin

Yvette Mozie-Ross Photo Yvette Mozie-Ross

Vice Provost

Enrollment Management and Planning

“Just because you can afford it, doesn’t mean you should buy it.” – Suze Orman

Jill Randles Photo Jill Randles

Assistant Vice Provost/Assistant Dean

“I love to shop and have a very expensive hobby…my horse. So I set priorities and very carefully manage my credit card. This works for me, and I hope it will work for you.”

James Redilla Photo James Redilla

Vice President

PNC University Banking

“Always live within your means.  And be sure to save 10% of your annual income.  Everyone inevitably will face some tough times and your saving will help carry you through.”

Trisha Wells Photo Trisha Wells

Assistant Vice Provost, Administration and Finance

Division of Professional Studies

“Compound interest is the most powerful force on earth.” – Albert Einstein