About the Center
The Financial Wellness Center provides a competent and confidential atmosphere where students can have access to accredited counseling services, quality financial education and appropriate tools to achieve lifelong successful financial outcomes.
The Financial Wellness Center at the University of Utah was originally created in 2011 to provide financial counseling for students.
Ann C. House
Ann House is a certified financial counselor and educator. She established the Financial Wellness Center in 2011 as a resource for students. She wants the University students to learn to become savvy consumers as they will be making dozens of consumer-financial decisions each day throughout their lives. Ann is also an amateur astronomer, spending her summers in southern Utah gazing at the night sky.
Ashley is an accredited financial counselor and graduate of Utah State University. Ashley has worked in the FWC since 2016 as a peer mentor and now as a counselor. She is a mom of twin girls and recently purchased her first home. Ashley is passionate about helping students improve their financial situations and build assets.
Alyson PalmerAlyson graduated from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science with a
minor in nutrition in 2018. Although she is not working in the fitness wellness field,
she finds it very imporant to learn about financial wellness. She loves sharing her
tips and tricks about traveling for cheap, using a credit card, and having a side
hustle. Alyson has been working here for 4 years and loves working with students. She is a strong believer of having a side hustle.
She currently teaches 20+ piano students a week. Alyson enjoys being active, cooking,
trying new foods, traveling and videography.
Rubi is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy( ELP). As an undergraduate student she realized the importance of financial literacy as well as learning the necessary skills needed to manage her money effectively. She loves being able to help students holistically and has enjoyed working with students during their undergraduate experience to help them navigate everyday college life. She is excited to be a part of the FWC team and hopes to be able to help students understand the importance of being informed about their financial endeavors and equip them with the necessary tools to succeed. In her free time, Rubi enjoys painting, reading, baking, and learning about all there is to know about Art History.
Thaiss Del Rio
Thaiss is an undergraduate student at the University of Utah majoring in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She is excited to be a part of the FWC team and talk to students about the importance of being financially prepared. Thaiss loves to learn and is passionate about advocating for immigrant rights and for other social justice issues. Apart from being sushi obsessed, Thaiss enjoys reading, eating, and watching Netflix--a little too much sometimes.
Seth has a passion for entrepreneurship and serving others. With the help of the Lassonde Institute, he and his partner launched Spoonful, a cereal bar and delivery service that brought bowls of cereal to hungry students all around campus. That experience increased his interest in understanding and learning more about finances, which led him to completing an online Coursera course on Financial Planning. He hopes to take the lessons he learned from those experiences and provide value to his peers on campus. Outside of school and work, Seth loves being outside and doing something physically active. This includes participating in campus intramurals, skiing, and training for upcoming triathlons.
Financial Wellness Center
A. Ray Olpin University Union, RM 317
200 S Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112