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Kelly Takahashi, Program Director

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“Throughout their Stanford careers and their lifetimes, financial competence will strengthen students’ ability to invest in issues that move them, and to positively impact Stanford and the world.”

Kelly believes that personal finance is a powerful tool to help folks live the life they want and is excited to help Stanford students build these skills that will serve them for a lifetime. Kelly is Associate Bursar with Student Financial Services. Prior to Stanford, she was a business lender with Union Bank for 13 years.



Erika Topete, Associate Director

Erika hails from Houston, Texas, and graduated from Stanford in 2012. She’s passionate about everything financial, including financial services, fintech, and most importantly, financial education.  She serves on the board of the personal finance nonprofit Generation Wealthy and is excited to be back on the farm, helping to build a best-in-class financial literacy program for students.



Angela Amarillas, Program Manager

Angela ('97, MA '01) is committed to the development of happy, healthy, and high-achieving humans in thriving communities. After spending many years advising the California Department of Education on best practices in health education and school climate, she is thrilled to be on this team to equip all Stanford students with knowledge and skills to be financially well.