Listen as creator of MissBeHelpful YouTube channel and Director of Educational Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance, Yanely Espinal, shares her thoughts on why teaching financial literacy is critical in schools.
Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely Espinal is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor’s degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!
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