Texas Tech University


Meet Our Staff


Angela Mazzolini

Angela Mazzolini, MA, AFC®, Program Director

Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning in 2003 and her Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Personal Financial Planning, Counselor Education, and Management in 2012, both from Texas Tech. Angela has been an Accredited Financial Counselor® since 2004 and has worked with Red to Black as a volunteer, an intern, a student assistant, a graduate assistant and now serves as the Program Director. Under Angela's direction, Red to Black has been awarded the Student Organization of the Year by Texas Tech University in 2016, has been recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for excellence, and named the #1 Financial Literacy Program in the Nation by LendEDU.

Angela is honored to serve on the Advisory Board for the Higher Education Financial Wellness (HEFW) summit and as a member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) symposium task force. She also served on the inaugural Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Collegiate Financial Education Professionals (TACFEP) from 2015 to 2016.

Angela can be reached at 806-742-9781 or angela.mazzolini@ttu.edu.

 Jess Grad

Jessica Mendoza, Graduate Assistant


Jessica is currently a senior in the Personal Financial Planning department at Texas Tech University with a graduation date of December 2017. She graduated with her AA in Business Administration from San Antonio College in May 2015. Since arriving at Texas Tech, she has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, volunteers at Red to Black as a peer financial coach, and is a member of PFPA and Rotaract. In the Spring 2016 semester, Jessica was selected to become a PFP Ambassador for the department. She has also received multiple scholarships and awards for academic achievements.

Jessica has a passion for client education, organizational and project management, and leadership. She is constantly seeking opportunities to become involved in so that she may better familiarize herself with industry and continue developing as a professional.

With graduation approaching she is currently seeking job opportunities and studying for her CFP exam which she will attempt in March 2018. 


 Travis Student Assistant

Travis Carnes, Student Assistant


Travis is currently a senior in the Accounting program at Texas Tech University with an expected graduation of December 2017. Since he arrived at Texas Tech, he has been a part of Sigma Phi Epsilon, worked for Red Raider Camp from 2015 to 2016, and was elected as a Rawls College of Business Senator for the Student Government Association. He has also been on the Dean's List in Spring 2015, and from Spring 2016 to Spring 2017.

Travis loves taking on leadership positions and is always seeking opportunities to better himself. Whenever he is not in class or working, you can find him playing sports or doing anything outdoors.

With graduation approaching he is currently seeking job opportunities and applying for graduate schools.

 Madi Student Assistant

Madison Wallace, Student Assistant


Madison is a senior in the Personal Financial Planning Department at Texas Tech University and is expected to graduate in December 2017. Throughout her time at Texas Tech Madison has become very involved with organizations on campus. She holds leadership positions such as the undergraduate representative for the Texas Tech University Personal Financial Planning Alumni Advisory Board, a Personal Financial Planning Ambassador, the Kappa Zeta chapter of Chi Omega Treasurer, the community service chair and finance committee member for Rotaract, and was on the Freshman Leadership Association. She was also the student director of the Texas Tech University Financial Planning Academy after working as a team leader during its inaugural camp.

Madison enjoys utilizing her passion of financial planning to help others obtain their financial life goals. Being the third generation Tech student in her family, she also enjoys using her leadership positions in student organizations to improve the Texas Tech community for future Red Raiders.

Prior to graduating in December, Madison is currently seeking job opportunities and studying for the CFP exam in March 2018.