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About the Financial Wellness Center

The Financial Wellness Center provides a competent and confidential atmosphere where students and post docs 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

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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.


Beth Hunsaker 
Assistant Director

Teaching people about financial wellness through small and consistent habits has been one of Beth's goals since she began teaching personal finance in 2005 for the department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah. One of her favorite habits to teach is the "set it and forget it" approach to savings and paying bills.

Beth views financial wellnes as just part of the equation when it comes to overall wellness and believes that all areas of the person are important to consider when making financial decisions. 

Beth loves being a mom to three amazing future Utes and one spoiled dog, Jimmy. She loves to read, garden and watch cheesy zombie movies.  





Claudia Sauz
Program Coordinator

Born in Mexico, Claudia is a first generation college graduate. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Writing and Rhetoric Studies from the University of Utah in 2019  and is also a proud Salt Lake Community College transfer student. She has worked with Volunteers of America addressing the daily needs of unhoused youth on the front lines of our local housing crisis. She then fell in love with the outdoors when she worked with at-risk youth in a wilderness therapy setting. Claudia is excited to assist students of all backgrounds reach their life goals through financial and overall wellbeing! You'll often find her on hiking trails with her dog Piglet, listening to comedy podcasts, or buying things she didn’t need to buy at estate sales. 




Jackson Lunt
Peer Mentor

Jackson Lunt is  currently a sophomore at the University of Utah pursuing a degree in Finance. He is originally from Logan, Utah and some of his interests are listening to podcasts, reading lots of books, playing pickup basketball, and going to the gym. He grew up in a family that owned several small businesses where he learned a lot about business and personal finance. Jackson is excited to share some of that knowledge with other students who need help.


Elsa Osborne

Peer Mentor Intern

Hi! I’m Elsa, I use she/her pronouns, and I’m a third year student studying Health, Society, and Policy. I am on the pre-health track, as well as thinking about pursuing a minor in sociology and getting my financial counseling accreditation. In my me-time, I enjoy practicing yoga at The Front Climbing Gym, doing group fitness classes, journaling, and spending time with my cat! While at the Financial Wellness Center, I offer a holistic approach to dealing with finances. We are all complex individuals, and all aspects of our lives cross over into financial wellness. With my time here, I hope to gain skills that will help me grow my financial knowledge and personal money management skills. Come spring, I will be available for appointments with students, but for now, come visit me in our office!


Carson Totty
Peer Mentor

Carson Totty is an undergraduate at the U pursuing a major in Family, Community & Human Development with an emphasis in Financial Planning, and a minor in Business. He is from Laguna Hills, California and likes to spend his free time cooking and golfing. He is an IRS certified tax preparer that is looking forward to helping the community with their taxes. Carson is excited to help students with any finance and tax questions they have!


Tania Atker
Graduate Assistant

I am Tania Akter, a determined master's student in Human Development and Social Policy,  passionately exploring the complexities of family violence. Because I experienced that family violence and inequality both are positively correlated with poverty.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Economics, which gave me a solid understanding of money matters. My journey has led me from the classroom, where I've honed my skills as a teaching assistant, to new challenges and opportunities. This summer, I've expanded my horizons by joining the University of Utah's Financial Wellness Center, bringing my dedication to empowering others into a fresh context. Leveraging my background in Economics, I now guide individuals towards better understanding and management of their financial resources, using my academic grounding to demystify economics and create a pathway to financial stability.  When not immersed in work or study, I enjoy indulging in my love for reading and cooking, experimenting with a variety of Bangladeshi and South Asian cuisines.





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Financial Wellness Center
A. Ray Olpin University Union, RM 317
200 S Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 585-7379



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Last Updated: 5/30/23