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11 A – Grange Building, University Park, PA 16802

finlit@psu.edu   1(814)-863-0214

 

Daad Rizk   Daad Rizk, Ed.D

Daad Rizk is Director of the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial & life Skills Center. She is a Georgia Southern University alumna, has a BA in Economics and Business Administration, MBA in Business, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum Studies and Foundations.  She has over 40 years of higher education experience in financial aid, student accounts, and bursar. In 2013, Rizk was hired to promote financial literacy at Penn State.  She launched MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series as a Penn State branded umbrella program that was developed at Outreach and Online Education to offer free workshops at different locations, presentations, webinars, and freshmen seminar classes in a series of topics relevant to students’ interests. Rizk developed the curriculum for the series, planned the presentations, and delivered the sessions. Rizk also developed a curriculum of self-study modules in an attempt to reach online learners, adult population and Penn State Commonwealth Campuses.  Rizk serves as the Chair of the Financial Literacy Advisory Board,  a co-chair elect (7/17) of the Penn State Commission for Women, an affiliate member of the Commission for Adult Learners, and a member of the Penn State Undergraduate Education Council.  Rizk was honored with the 2016 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for her effort in promoting financial literacy.  Rizk was also the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE), Educator of the Year Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy.

 

   Sarah E. Metzger

Sarah Metzger is an Education Program Specialist of the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial & Life Skills Center. She is a native of Chicagoland and earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from DePaul University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. Sarah has over a decade of experience teaching learners in secondary, post-secondary, and professional settings. She specializes in instructional design and delivery, supports for learners, and educational technology. Sarah is committed to helping students across Penn State’s campuses meet their personal financial and academic goals through customized, authentic learning experiences. 

 

   Becky Moore

Becky Moore is an Education Program Specialist of the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial & Life Skills Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Millersville University and her master’s in Educational Curriculum Development from Wilkes University. Becky has worked in education since 2010 and embraces being a life-long learner.   Becky is now spearheading the one-on-one appointments with students and works alongside the staff to fully-develop and nurture the peer-to-peer program.  Becky believes in her students and encourages them to set goals and be the best version of themselves.

 

   Sarah DeWolfe

Sarah DeWolfe is an Education Program Specialist of the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial & Life Skills Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master’s in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Sarah is now spearheading the mentoring program, liaising with the Commonwealth campuses to promote financial literacy programs and services across the University.  Sarah is dedicated to helping Penn State Students understand financial literacy as an integral part of their well-being and success, in college and beyond.

 

Graduate Assistants

   Heh Youn Shin, Ph.D. candidate

      College of Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

 

 

 

   Eric J. Hunting,  Ph.D. student

      College of Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

 

 

 

Student Ambassadors

   Claudia Radzwich

Smeal College of Business, Marketing

 

 

 

 

    Jessica Trotter

Smeal College of Business, Accounting (PMAJ)

 

 

 

 

   Nathan Moyer

     College of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Education

 

 

 

   Lindsey Dermotta

Smeal College of Business, Finance

 

 

 

   Aidan Kamowski

Smeal College of Business, Supply Chain and Information Systems 

 

 

 

   Jacky Lin

Smeal College of Business, Finance 

 

 

 

   Carlo Ursal

Bellisario College of Communications, Advertising

 

 

   Indrayan Banerjee

College of Information Science and Technology, Applied Data Sciences 

 

 

 

   Talia Lochner

Smeal College of Business, Finance