Texas Tech University

Personal Financial Planning

PFP Ambassadors

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:

  • Event Volunteers: Assist with special events such as Opportunity Days, Fall Career Day, professional trips, and student/faculty recruiting activities.
  • Department Hosts: Serve as hosts/hostesses for professionals that visit our program and for prospective students visiting campus.
  • Student Recruiting: Aid faculty and staff in on-campus recruiting and support national recruiting efforts.
  • Student Voice: Ambassadors serve as a collective voice for the PFP students, relaying concerns, wants, and needs to the department.


Emilee Boyer

Emilee Boyer - Headshot

Program of Study: Bachelor's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2019
Email: Emilee.Boyer@ttu.edu
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Interests: Spending time with friends and family, music, hiking, cooking, and being outdoors.

Career Goals: Become a CFP and help individuals reach their financial goals.

Hunter Coday

Hunter Coday

Program of Study: Bachelor's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020
Email: Hunter.Coday@ttu.edu
Hometown: Royse City, Texas

Interests: Faith, spending time with family and friends, watching basketball, and any type of competitive activity.

Career Goals: Obtain the CFP designation to increase financial stability and reduce stress in other's lives. Advocate for the importance of receiving financial education at young age.

DeAndre Geels

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Program of Study: Bachelor's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020
Email: DeAndre.Geels@ttu.edu
Hometown: Sioux Center, Iowa

Interests: Snowboarding, Golf, Working out, Basketball, and Money

Career Goals:To become a financial planner, obtain the CFP designation, and to one day become a business owner.

Samantha Gomez

Samantha Gomez Headshot

Program of Study: Bachelor's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2020
Email: Samantha.Gomez@ttu.edu
Hometown: Abilene, Texas

Interests: Spending time with family, staying involved with the church, reading, and hiking.

Career Goals: To eventually obtain a CFP Certification and become a financial planner.

Tiffany Murray

TIffany Murray

Program of Study: Doctoral Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2021
Email: Tiffany.Murray@ttu.edu
Hometown: Auburn, Alabama

Interests: Reading, listening to audio books, learning how to become a person of value, Alabama Football, and Los Angeles Lakers/Golden State Warriors Basketball.

Career Goals: To teach at the collegiate level.

Justin Roach

Justin Roach

Program of Study: Bachelor's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2019
Email: Justin.Roach@ttu.edu 
Hometown: Roswell, New Mexico 

Interests: I enjoy travelling to new places, meeting interesting people, and creating wonderful life experiences. I also love riding my bike around town and on campus.

Career Goals: I'd love to one day work as a client-facing advisor in a holistic planning firm.

Banner Steele

Banner Steele

Program of Study: Master's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020
Email: Banner.Steele@ttu.edu
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Interests: Living a healthy lifestyle, meeting people, reading, collegiate athletics, team sports, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. 

Career Goals: Earn the CFP designation to serve others by assisting them to meet their financial, life, and retirement goals while also becoming the greatest version of myself.

Emerald Ward

Emerald Ward

Program of Study: Master's Program
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020
Email: Emerald.Ward@ttu.edu
Hometown: Sandy, Utah

Interests: Music, running, The Utah Jazz, boating, laughing, and adventures with my family and friends. 

Career Goals: Become a financial planner with a CFP designation to help individuals and families with their financial goals.