Meet the Staff

Financial Literacy Staff

Portrait of Karina Anderson McNary

Karina Anderson McNary

Assistant Director of Financial Literacy Programs
Office of Financial Literacy

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Jessica C. Calhoun

Associate Director of Communications and Financial Literacy
Office of Financial Literacy & Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs

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Rachel Salmon

Campus Program Specialist
Office of Financial Literacy

Meet the Graduate Program Assistants

Swasti - Grad Program Admin

Swasti Uprety

I am a second-year graduate student from Nepal currently pursuing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at SU. Having grown up in a country with rich cultural diversity across so many groups, I have developed a curiosity to learn as much as I can from my surroundings and the people I encounter along the way. My favorite thing at SU is the vibrant school culture and beautiful campus, as there never seems to be a dull moment no matter where I look! I am passionate about working as a team member in the Financial Literacy Department because it actively works to bridge the information gap for students through an intersectional, trauma-informed approach, which is something I also strive to do within my own field of mental health counseling.

Scott Benson

Scott Benson

My name is Scott Benson, I am from Charlotte, NC and I am in my first year at Syracuse University’s Master of Public Administration program. Growing up in the Charlotte area was certainly an exciting experience, it is a constantly growing and diversifying city that was the perfect place to grow up in. My favorite thing at SU is of course the campus resources and connections to help with both my academic and personal life. I am passionate about financial literacy because it is a life skill that not every student has been able to develop; helping students to develop these skills and understand the world of finance is something that I am passionate about.