About Us

Our goal at MoneySmart Lakers, is to provide you with tools and resources which help you understand your finances and develop or define your money management skills.  

(616) 331-3234
100 Arend & Nancy Lubbers Student Services Center

Meet The Team


Ben Rhodes

Associate Director

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Allyson DeGraaf

Financial Literacy Graduate Assistant 

Allyson is a proud Laker alum who is starting her second year as a graduate student in the College of Education. As a member of the MoneySmart Lakers team, Allyson helps to oversee the student workers and to promote and develop the program; as well as to devise new methods of implementation and outreach. She is very excited to see students take control of their finances and become confident in their money management skills!


Dakota Hamman

MoneySmart Lakers Peer Mentor

Dakota is a Senior at GVSU. She plans to graduate in 2023 with a combined Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting. Dakota has a passion to guide students who have an interest in learning about money management topics and has a background in individual tax preparation.