Office of Financial Aid Student Panel

The purpose of the Student Panel of the Office of Financial Aid shall be to promote financial fluency amongst Emory students creating a support system that will promote financial wellness. The objectives of the student panel are as follows: to provide workshop opportunities, connect students with staff, faculty, and alumni and other resources needed to further financial fluency, and to serve as a liaison between Financial Aid Advisors and Emory students.

To educate students on how to take control of their finances, while providing a holistic understanding of financial wellness through student-centered advocacy, partnership and service.

Meet the Panel

Anna Lindquist (Ox 20) is a fourth-year student majoring in English and Creative Writing and minoring in Ethics. Her hometown is St. Louis, Missouri. She was involved with the theater and photography club on the Oxford campus. This is Anna’s third year helping with Financial Literacy. She manages social media accounts and branding. Anna enjoys being able to communicate financial wellness through social media. Her favorite part about working in the office is how much autonomy she gets as a student worker.

Ben Damon is an Austin, Texas native and a first-year student at Oxford College. He is considering double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Law and Business, but at heart, he is undecided. Ben is looking forward to being able to elevate and promote messages surrounding financial literacy across all of Emory, particularly with an emphasis on accessibility within the Oxford community. He is involved with the Emory Wheel and is part of the Oxford Research Scholars Program. In his free time, he can be found biking, reading, or kicking back to the latest episode of The Daily.

Makayla Francois is from Boston, MA. She is a first-year student majoring in nursing at Emory University. She is our newest member and chose to intern with the Office of Financial Aid because as a first-gen low-income student, she understands the challenges of navigating the financial resources at Emory and thinks it is important for students to have a peer that can point them in the right direction to financial resources. She is also interested in learning more about financial literacy and how to manage money effectively now and after college. On-campus, she is a member of Health and Development in Guatemala, Emory Global Brigades, Emory Quest Scholars Network, BSA, BLIS, and NAACP.

Rosseirys De La Rosa (Ro) is a fourth-year student currently majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology with a minor in African American Studies. She has been working in the Office of Financial Aid since her first year and her favorite thing about being in the office is being able to make financial aid more accessible to her peers. Ro says, “There’s this idea that the Office of Financial Aid is terrifying when really everyone that works there is super nice. My goal is to be a friendly face people see and help others feel less nervous when having to go to the OFA. I love what I do, and I hope to be helpful! If you need anything at all, please feel free to reach out!” She is currently the President of the Association of Caribbean Students and Educators (ACES) and the Vice President of Black and Latinx in Stem (BLIS). She is a mentor through the MORE and 1915 Scholars program. Ro is also the senior undergraduate in her research lab.

Khayriddin Muradov (OX ’23) is a first-year student on a pre-BBA track planning to major in Finance. He is fluent in three languages, which are Uzbek, Russian, and English. Since middle school he has expressed a significant interest in personal and corporate finance, investments, and portfolio management. In high school, Khayriddin was actively involved in DECA business club where he learned more about financial literacy. His personal interests and hobbies include chess, martial arts, basketball, and reading. He looks forward to encouraging Emory students to make smarter financial decisions and is always open to helping others with the process.

Mei Li Hart is majoring in Finance. She has enjoyed interning for a local non-profit assisting with their social media and outreach team. She is a native of MA, and greatly enjoys watching the Patriots and playing soccer. She is very excited to help expand the Financial Literacy program to help all students - particularly those who come from low-income. Mei Li is a member of the Oxford women’s soccer team.