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Kelly Takahashi, Program Director

Accredited Financial Counselor®

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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 the Director of Strategic Operations and Finance for Student and Academic Services. She is a financial counselor and educator certified through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). Prior to Stanford, she was a commercial lender with Union Bank for 13 years.



Angela Amarillas, Associate Director

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.