Some of the people behind Common $ense are students at Georgetown.
Get to know them here!
Melissa graduated from the College in 2014 with a double major in French and German with a minor in Gender Studies. She then worked at Georgetown in Lauinger, as well as in the private sector in the translation field. After returning from advanced French studies in Bordeaux, France, she returned to Georgetown as Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Financial Services, Patricia McWade, and Program Director of Common $ense. She looks forward to helping make partnerships between the other Georgetown programs and Common $ense. Her favorite money-saving tip is checking out books for class from the library instead of buying or renting them, which probably saved her up enough money to fly to France and back throughout her four years at Georgetown.
My name is Katie, and I am Sophomore in the Business School. I am from a midsize town in North Carolina, so coming to DC has been a great eye-opening experience for me. I joined Common $ense my Freshman year to learn more about personal finances myself and give others the opportunity to do so as well. Working at Common $ense has been a great way to do both of these things.
I am a Junior at the College majoring in Anthropology and pursuing a pre-med track. I joined the Common $ense team my freshman year because I wanted to help first year students be more aware of personal finances and ways in which they can better budget their money even when living at Georgetown, which can be very expensive.
I am a Senior in Georgetown College, majoring in history with a concentration in US history. I believe that having knowledge of Financial Literacy and Personal Finance is the key to independence and stability. Once you have mastered Financial Literacy, it becomes much easier to gain financial independence from your parents or guardians. Financial Literacy and Personal Finances aren't usually taught in school but are actually two skills that will remain extremely relevant upon graduation.
Hi, my name is De'Ara Graves. I am a freshman in the college with a concentration in biology on the pre-medicine track. Over the summer, I was a community scholar and was exposed to Common $ense, and I loved all of the useful tips and lessons gained from the presentation. I then joined Common $ense because I wanted to be a part of spreading the information I learned to others and helping my peers become more financially literate.