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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Leeyan Redwood, Communications/Media Studies, CAMD '21

Chief Executive Officer

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Namrata Ray, Marketing Analytics/Psychology, DMSB/COS '21

Chief Marketing Officer

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Ethan Pidgeon, Design/Marketing, CAMD/DMSB '23

Creative Director

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Cameron Glynn, Finance/Marketing Analytics, DMSB '23

Director of Public Relations and Outreach

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Sarabeth Tansey, Marketing/Supply Chain Management, DMSB ‘22

Director of Communications

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Jesse Kallins, Finance, DMSB '21

Chief Strategy Officer

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Zander Arnold, Finance/Corporate Innovation, DMSB '22

Director of Evaluations and Analytics

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Inika Shetty, Communications/Media Studies, CAMD '22

Head of Talent

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Thomas Solow, Mechanical Engineering, COE '22

Lead Ambassador

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Zaheer Ali, Finance/Accounting, DMSB '21

Personal Finance Advisor

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Alyssa Wren, Finance/Accounting, DMSB '21

Personal Finance Advisor

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Nirban Singh Bhatia, Health Science, Bouvé '22

Director of Innovation

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