Texas Tech University

Peer Coaches

 

2019 Red to Black® Peer Coaches 


Red to Black® utilizes a peer-to-peer model. Our financial coaches are Personal Financial Planning majors and minors and they are eager to sit down with you to discuss your financial situation or come to your classroom or organization meeting to give a presentation. We believe the peer-to-peer model benefits TTU students, because who understands you better than other students?

 

Alyse  Alyse Dominguez

 

    Classification: Master's Student
    Expected Graduation: Fall 2019
    Hometown: Victoria, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I was a student Peer Advisor at Texas A&M, during my undergraduate career. I found I truly enjoyed assisting my peers in regards to their money and trusted me to answer their money questions.

Career Goals: Pass the CFP® exam and become a Certified Financial Planner. I ultimately want my future clients to be families that want to reach their financial goals and aspirations. 

Interests: I like being involved at Trinity Church, indoor cycling, working out, and hanging out with my hairless cat, Peter. 

 

mark  Mark Evers

 

    Classification: Ph.D. Student
    Expected Graduation: August 2020
    Hometown: Round Rock, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I enjoy helping people with their money situations, I want to help share my experience and knowledge with the other coaches, and to see the program in action so I can replicate it at the institution I end up teaching at.

Career Goals: I want to be a professor at a university. I'd also like to build a practice and provide opportunities for future PFP students to build careers.

Interests: Personal Finance, weather, and sports (football, basketball, and baseball)

 

  CaitlinCaitlin Innes

 

    Classification: Freshman 
    Expected Graduation: May 2020
    Hometown: Seguin, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? The organization sets people apart from the rest of the PFP program and it is a great environment to learn from my other peers and grow. 

Career Goals: I want to earn my CFP® and work in a good environment focused on giving their clients the best care possible. 

Interests: I love playing tennis, spending time with my friends, and watching the Big Bang Theory. 

 

Zar  Eleazar Lopez

 

    Classification: Junior
    Expected Graduation: May 2020
    Hometown: Grapevine, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I realized that what I have been learning in the classroom could have a positive impact on my friends and fellow Red Raiders, in their everyday lives. 

Career Goals: I plan on earning my CFP® and somewhere down the road open my own firm with some of my classmates. I would also like to get involved with the NFL and work with rookies to manage their finances. 

Interests: Hanging out with friends, working out, playing basketball, and Rocket League

 

reagan  Reagan Lowrance

 

    Classification: Junior
    Expected Graduation: May 2020
    Hometown: Ruidoso, New Mexico

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? For the valuable learning experience.

Career Goals: I hope to be employed where my love for numbers will be utilized.

Interests: Dancing, arts and crafts, baking, and history.

kory  Kory Moraweitz

 

    Classification: Junior 
    Expected Graduation: May 2020
    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined Red to Black® because I feel finances can make your life wonderful or bring you down everyday. Financial stability is important, so I joined Red to Black® to help the campus of Texas Tech become conscious of their spending and other financial difficulties. 

Career Goals: Join a financial planning firm after graduation and meet clients face-to-face so I can help stabilize or make a change in their life. 

Interests: Soccer, Football, Impractical Jokers, and helping the community

 

xavi  Xavier Náñez

 

    Classification: Master's Student
    Expected Graduation: August 2020
    Hometown: Midland, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined for the amazing opportunities to help my fellow students tackle financial issues.

Career Goals: In addition to helping my future clients achieve their financial goals, I aspire to be a CFP®. I would also love to work for a firm that will allow me to flourish and make an impact with as many people as I can.

Interests: I like photography and skiing. I am also an avid NFL and NBA fan.

eloy  Eloy Perez

 

    Classification: Senior 
    Expected Graduation: Summer 2020 
    Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined Red to Black® to have an opportunity to promote financial literacy on TTU's campus as well as develop and implement my educational background in Personal Financial Planning. My ultimate goal is to allow clients to become aware of their current financial state, and guide them into being more confident in their financial journey.

Career Goals: I want to learn as much information about financial planning and human behavioral aspects towards money to start a financial servicing firm dedicated to assisting the unique financial needs of entertainers. Long term, I would like to start building a project firm that specialized in different areas of the entertainment business. 

Interests: Music is the perfect way to describe my interests outside of school. Anything related to music excites me. I also have a certification in Entertainment and Commercial Music Management. 

 

 taufiq Taufiq Hasan Quadria

 

    Classification: Ph.D. Student
    Expected Graduation: August 2022
    Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? To take the opportunity to help others and to get practical experience of the client-advisory dynamics.

Career Goals: Researcher and Academician

Interests: Puzzles and Poetry

 

kaplan  Kaplan Sanders

 

    Classification: Ph.D. Student
    Expected Graduation: August 2021
    Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri 

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? My favorite experiences have come from when I helped someone learn something that made their life better. That is what Red to Black focuses on, so I wanted to be a part of it. 

Career Goals: To become a practicing professor in personal financial planning, do research in debt management, and help schools and financial planners work more effectively with PFP students. 

Interests: Music (I studied music as an undergrad), hiking, canyoneering, and food 

 

isabella  Isabella Ramon

 

    Classification: Senior
    Expected Graduation: December 2019
    Hometown: Houston, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined to help fellow Texas Tech students with their financial needs and to gain real-world experience in the Personal Financial Planning field. 

Career Goals: I want to explore the field and find my niche in Personal Financial Planning. I would also like to help educate the youth about their finances because the youth of today rarely receive financial education. 

Interests: Watching movies, traveling, going to museums, listening to music and podcasts

 

philip  Phillip Vann 

 

    Classification: Master's Student
    Expected Graduation: December 2020
    Hometown: San Angelo, Texas

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined Red to Black® because I saw many of my peers struggling with their personal finances and I wanted to changes that. My goal of joining Red to Black® was to help students make financial decisions that could best suit them now and in the future. 

Career Goals: When I graduate I want to begin working in a financial advisory firm and become a Certified Financial Planner. My ultimate career goals as a financial advisor are to help others achieve their goals in retirement, charitable giving, and real estate investing. 

Interests: In my free time I love to do just about anything outdoors. I enjoy going to football and basketball games, hunting, fishing, and skiing. 

 

Emerald  Emerald Ward

 

    Classification: Master's Student
    Expected Graduation: May 2020
    Hometown: Sandy, Utah

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I wanted to be involved with an organization that helps forward to the Texas Tech students.

Career Goals: I want to get my CFP® and CPA.

Interests: I enjoy any outside activity, playing and watching sports, and spending time with my family and friends.

russell  Russell Williams 

 

    Classification: Senior 
    Expected Graduation: December 2019 
    Hometown: Houston, Texas 

 

Why did you join Red to Black®? I joined Red to Black because I am passionate about raising financial awareness. I wanted to help create an environment where people could safely talk about what's going on in their financial lives without being sold a product. I also appreciate the practical experience of client sessions, as I expected I would when I joined. 

Career Goals: I'd like to wind up in a firm that allows me the opportunity to learn all I can and give me a chance to understand where I fit in the industry. 

Interests: My two cats (Nacho and Lyra), video games, new places, and good restaurants