Training and Workshops

Upcoming Training Events

Improving Graduate Student Financial Literacy

Date: December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Presenter: Hillary Werner - Northeastern University School of Law, Elizabeth Lally - Northeastern University, Alexis Kallen - Yale School of Law (Graduate Student)

Please join us for a panel discussion on improving graduate financial literacy

Hillary Werner is the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to working at the law school, she taught first grade in Chelsea, MA. In her current role, Hillary utilizes financial literacy and wellness to help students better understand their financial aid packages. She holds a degree in elementary education from Boston University and is currently working towards her Master in Higher Education Administration. In her free time, Hillary enjoys running, reading, and cooking.

Elizabeth Lally is the Assistant Director for the Center for Financial Independence at Northeastern University, where she previously worked as a financial aid counselor. Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College and her Master of Science in Global Studies of International relations from Northeastern.

Alexis Kallen is on a mission to make the world a better place for young women. Education has opened her eyes to what's possible and helped her better understand institutional barriers. With her law degree, she plans to become an advocate for marginalized communities, especially refugee women with disabilities.

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EASFAA LEADS is a division of the Training Committee with the explicit goal of Leadership Development for members of the EASFAA Community. We are not talking Financial Aid “nuts & bolts” here! Our goal is to set you on the path to advance your career through leadership training opportunities, which will build the confidence and skills that you need to move towards that next step – be it within EASFAA itself, your current organization, or beyond. Come join us at the table and learn how to build your Executive Presence.

Making your Way in the World Today: How to successfully navigate being a part of the Enrollment Management landscape

Date: Dec. 15, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Presenter: Ashley Bianchi, Williams College

In this session, Ashley Bianchi will talk about how she got involved in the admission side of enrollment management while bringing knowledge and expertise from the financial aid side. Together these offices are often at odds, but it can be different! This unique relationship has allowed Ashley to advance her own career and dive deeper into the administrative decision making at four unique institutions.

Ashley Bianchi is the Director of Student Financial Services at Williams College. She joined Williams in August 2018 after serving as the Director of Financial Aid at Lafayette College for five years. Ashley has also worked at Rhodes College and College of Charleston in an admissions and financial aid capacity.

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