Pronunciation - SAY-sha GRAH-ben-STE-ter
Sasha is a Consumer Economics Educator in the state of Illinois - working for the University of Illinois Extension. Sasha currently serves three counties - Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties. Sasha's programming focuses on financial well-being and helping consumers make good financial choices.
Sasha has co-authored on two different curricula including "Apple Seed - A Student Guide to Pro Bono Financial Planning" with Dr. Dottie Durband as well as "All My Money: Change for the Better" with her Consumer Economics colleagues at the University of Illinois Extension.
Sasha is currently a member of the Regional Advisory Committee with the University of Illinois Extension and a member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Research to Practice Task Force. Previously Sasha had also been Chair for the AFCPE Symposium Task Force for five years.
Sasha's interest include behavioral economics, estate planning basics as well as debt/credit management. When Sasha isn't busy at the Extension office, you can find her with her family, and their financial fat cats.
- Accredited Financial Counselor® designation from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
- M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
- B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning, University of Missouri in Columbia