We’ve managed to find some of the best in the business to help you with the development of not just your financial wellness program, but also you…as a person. Starting 1/28, we’ll be releasing the information of 1 of our 4 keynotes every two weeks. If you need a schedule, that means:
keynote #3: February 25, 2019
keynote #4: March 11, 2019
Monday, July 15, 8:30am
Paola Hernandez Barón is completing her doctoral internship at Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services and will receive her PhD in Counseling Psychology PhD from Indiana University (IU) this summer. She also serves as the WellBeing Consultant in the Office of Financial Literacy at IU.
Paola holds an MSED in Educational Psychology from IU and an MA in Student Affairs from the University of Maryland-College Park. Paola also graduated with both a BA in Psychology and a BA in Criminology Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland-College Park, where she minored in Leadership Studies and Terrorism Studies.
Over the last 10 years, Paola has served in various roles including as a bilingual counselor, undergraduate instructor, program coordinator, researcher, and consultant. In her roles, Paola provides emotional and mental health support and facilitates identity development. Additionally, she provides psychoeducation and training related to topics such as stress, multicultural awareness, helping skills, communication, and finances. Her research focuses on vocational identity, particularly among veterans.
Paola was awarded the 2018 Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) as well as the 2017 Bloomington Chamber of Commerce’s 10 Under 40 Award.
Monday, July 15, 12:15pm
Z.W. (Zach) Taylor is a research assistant in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a BA in English Education, an MA in English, and an MS in Educational Leadership. As a scholar-practitioner, Zachary has 12 years of work experience throughout the P-20 spectrum as a civic youth events coordinator, site director of a Title I academic mentoring program, secondary school language arts instructor, associate director of a pre-college readiness program, college instructor, and admissions reader.
His scholarly interests include examining the intersection of informatics and sociolinguistics as they pertain to pre-postsecondary access information in digital settings. As a researcher, he has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, many in top-tier journals such as the Journal of College Student Development, Higher Education Quarterly, and the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, among others. As a practitioner, he has performed readability audits for hundreds of postsecondary institutions across the United States and frequently speaks on the topic of readability, translation, and web accessibility of institutional materials meant for student audiences.