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Become a PFP Ambassador

PFP Ambassadors are comprised of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Personal Financial Planning. These students serve as official representatives of the department and an extension of the faculty in the following capacities:

Interested in becoming an ambassador?  We will be accepting applications again during the Fall 2015 semester.


PFP Ambassadors featured in Dailey Toreador, March 2015

 

Brooke Balentine


Program of Study: B.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: Brooke.Balentine@ttu.edu

Hometown: Rowlett, Texas

Interests: Learning, Reading, Music, Travel

Career Goals: Obtain a CFP as well as pursue a career as a financial planner.

Debanik Das


Program of Study: M.S./Ph.D., Personal Financial Planning

Email: debanik.das@ttu.edu

Hometown: Kolkata, India

Interests: Charitable Planning, Behavioral Finance, Risk Management, Traveling, Reading

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and my graduate degree, probe deeper into the field of Behavioral Finance as far as research is concerned

Alex Garcia


Program of Study: B.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: alexander.j.garcia@ttu.edu

Hometown: Austin, TX

Interests: Golf, cooking, snowboarding, music

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and AIF designations, pursue a career at a wealth management firm

Noe Lopez


Program of Study: M.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: noe1991.lopez@ttu.edu

Hometown: Edinburg, Texas

Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Bbq-ing, spending time with friends and family.

Career Goals: Obtain CFP upon graduation, pursue a career as financial planner and eventually opening up my own practice specializing in high net worth clients and also doing pro bono planning for low income families.

Mandy Pham


Program of Study: M.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: thao.pham@ttu.edu

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam

Interests: Social media, Cooking, Learning

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and CPA, pursue a career as a financial planner

Abigail Phillips


Program of Study: B.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: abigail.phillips@ttu.edu

Hometown: Clifton, Texas

Interests: cooking, traveling, golf, and staying involved throughout the Texas Tech community

Career Goals: OObtain CFP and pursue a career as a financial planner.

Roland “Clay” Ranck


Program of Study: Accelerated Masters, Personal Financial Planning

Email: roland.ranck@ttu.edu

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Interests: Reading, music, movies, and traveling

Career Goals: To start my own financial planning and wealth management practice catering to high net worth individuals and families.

Roain Saunders


Program of Study: M.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: roain.saunders@ttu.edu

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Interests: Cooking, Reading, Watching Financial Documentaries, Behavioral Finance, and Promoting the Betterment of Underprivileged Groups and Low Income Families.

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and pursue my calling as Personal Financial Planner, while devoting time to empowering and building a platform for the next generation.

Ryland Stevens


Program of Study: B.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: ryland.stevens@ttu.edu

Hometown: Georgetown, TX

Interests: Basketball, Piano, Behavioral Finance, Gender Studies, and Reading

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and pursue my calling as a personal financial planner while setting aside time to volunteer teaching financial literacy

Hannah Szarszewski


Program of Study: B.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: h.szarszewski@ttu.edu

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Interests: Opera and classical music, dogs, reading

Career Goals: Obtain CFP and pursue a career as a financial planner

Michael Walsh


Program of Study: M.S., Personal Financial Planning

Email: michael.walsh@ttu.edu

Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey

Interests: Golf, Racquetball, and Reading

Career Goals: Work for a independent wealth management firm that specializes in captive insurance, charitable planning, and financial planning for high net worth individuals