About SMMC

The Student Money Management Center (SMMC), a division of University Bursar, empowers students to make positive behavioral changes associated with their finances by providing financial education to students, parents, employees, and alumni for all universities in the University of Illinois System - Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield.

Meet the Team

 SMMC coordinates educational outreach and services throughout the year with one dedicated full-time staff member, two student employees, and a team of interns, making thousands of contacts every semester.

Andrea PellegriniHeadshot of Andrea Pellegrini

Andrea is an Assistant Director in University Bursar, and a current doctoral student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Educational Psychology. She runs the Student Money Management Center for the University of Illinois System, including UIUC, UIC, and UIS.

Kendra Nalubega-BookerImage of Kendra Nalubega-Booker

Kendra is a doctoral student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She assists with educational program development and implementation, social justice projects, overseeing interns, training, interviewing, and more. 

Matthew HoyleImage of Matthew Hoyle

Matt is a senior at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying Statistics and Astronomy.  He assists with many data analysis projects and creates reports to help assess and inform the effectiveness of marketing and educational outreach for the Student Money Management Center.

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