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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 achieving lifelong successful financial outcomes.

The Financial Wellness Center at the University of Utah was originally created in 2011 to provide financial counseling for students. 


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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.

AshleyAshley Price 
Financial Counselor

Ashley is an accredited financial counselor and graduate of Utah State University. She is awesome with walk in appointments and is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 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 Palmer
Administrative Assistant

Alyson 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. Alyson has been working here for 4 years and loves working with students. In her free time she teaches piano, enjoys being active, trying new foods, traveling and videography.


Viridiana Najera
Graduate Assistant

Viri graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors in Sociology, and Human Development and Family Studies in 2017.  Viri is currently a Graduate student for the Education, Leadership, and Policy with an emphasis in student affairs program here at the U of U.  Her passion for higher education started when she was in grade school. Her interest include being outdoors, traveling, food, exploring and advocating for social justice.



Jake Nixon
Peer Coach

Jake Nixon has recently started his college career here at the U. He is in the Business Scholars Program and is loving it. He enjoys meeting new people and helping them set and achieve goals. Jake learned the importance of setting goals when he embarked on his journey to the Middle East and learned how to communicate with the locals in the Armenian language. He learned that a big task can be solved with small and simple solutions. Jake enjoys in his free time everything outdoors.






Find Us

Financial Wellness Center
A. Ray Olpin University Union, RM 317
200 S Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 585-7379






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Last Updated: 2/11/20