Based on the guidance of public health officials and the state government, the Center for Financial Independence will be temporarily suspending in-person events and personal finance advising appointments. During this time, you may still contact our office via email and we will be happy to assist you. Information on virtual advising sessions and events will be forthcoming. Please continue to monitor our website for any updates. For additional information about how Northeastern is preparing for COVID-19, please visit

About Us

Our Team

Thrive is a student-run and student-driven organization. The members of our leadership team come from a variety of different academic and personal backgrounds. We strive to provide all students with easy-to-understand financial information and tools that will be useful during their time at Northeastern University, and for many years to come!

Elizabeth Lally

Assistant Director

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Jaliyah White, Communications, CAMD '20

Chief Executive Officer

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Alex Chase, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, COS '20

Chief Marketing Officer

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Laura Acosta, History, CSSH ’19

Creative Director

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Elizabeth Lee, International Affairs and Economics, CSSH ’22

Director of Public Relations and Outreach

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Paloma Socorro, Political Science, CSSH ‘22

Director of Communications

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Alyssa Wren, Finance and Accounting, DMSB ’20

Chief Strategy Officer

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Jesse Kallins, Finance, DMSB '21

Director of Evaluations and Analytics

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Jared Jacobson, Health Science, BCHS '20

Head of Talent

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Gabriela Rodrigues, Business Administration, DMSB '22

Lead Ambassador

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Katherine "KC" Hut, Behavioral Neuroscience, COS '20

Personal Finance Advisor

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Anne-Sophie Kadjo, International Business, DMSB '20

Personal Finance Advisor

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Miracle Olatunji, Finance and Communications, DMSB and CAMD ‘22

Director of Innovation

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