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. 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 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. 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.
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.
Seth is a second year student at the University of Utah with a passion for entrepreneurship and serving others. With the help of the company launch program at 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 last Spring. That experience increased his interest in understanding and learning more about finances, which then led him to completing an online Coursera course on Financial Planning for young adults over the summer. He hopes to take the lessons he learned from those experiences and provide value to his peers on campus in his new role as a peer-mentor at the FWC. Outside of school and work responsibilities, Seth loves being outside and doing something physically active. This includes participating in campus intramurals, skiing, and training for upcoming triathlons.
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.
Financial Wellness Center
A. Ray Olpin University Union, RM 317
200 S Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112