Young Adult Digital Retirement Summit
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As America’s Hispanic population continues to grow, the country’s financial wellbeing will increasingly reflect the financial wellbeing of Latino Americans. According to a research analysis by the National Institute on Retirement Security, 66 percent of working Millennials, ages 25-39, have nothing saved for retirement. The situation is far worse for Latinos of this generation, as 83 percent have nothing saved for retirement!
This digital summit will galvanize a deeper conversation among Young Adults to increase planning & savings, retirement readiness, and economic awareness within intergenerational households.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Ana Kent, Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Ana Hernández Kent is a policy analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She conducts primary and secondary research and data analysis on household balance sheet issues. Her primary research interests at the Fed include economic disparities and opportunity, wealth outcomes, class and racial biases, and the role of psychological factors in making financial decisions....Kent received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with concentrations in social psychology and quantitative methods in behavioral sciences from Saint Louis University. Kent received her Master of Science in experimental psychology from Saint Louis University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame.
Jason Resendez, Executive Director, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition
As the founding Executive Director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Coalition – convened by UsAgainstAlzheimer's – Jason champions brain health equity at every level of the healthcare system. On behalf of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, Jason works with researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, and community-based organizations to address disparities in Alzheimer’s disease impacting the Latino community through research and policy change....He also serves as chief of staff for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, advising on organizational strategy, advocacy, and policy. Jason is the co-author of Latinos & Alzheimer's Disease: New Numbers Behind the Crisis, a seminal report released with the USC Roybal Institute on Aging, and co-project lead of the Alzheimer's Disease Disparities Engagement Network (ADDEN), an initiative initially funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Jasmine Wigfall, Legislative Director, Social Security Works
Jasmine Wigfall is the Legislative Director at Social Security Works in Washington, D.C. where she leads advocacy work to expand Social Security, Medicare, and lower prescription drug prices. Jasmine’s work at Social Security Works includes lobbying on behalf of economically disadvantaged communities to Congress and the White House.... As the Legislative Director for Social Security Works, Jasmine convenes and manages the legislative committee for the 350 organizations that make up the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. Additionally, she previously served as co-chair of the income security committee of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations. During her time at Social Security Works, Jasmine has been featured on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow and The Thom Hartmann Show. Jasmine graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. She additionally received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA. Jasmine lives in Virginia with her husband, Reeco, and her two wonderful stepchildren.
Vivian Nava-Schellinger, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs, National Council on Aging
Vivian leads the National Council on Aging’s ecosystem of national and community partnerships, external engagement of NCOA’s policy priorities, and programs focused on vulnerable populations of older adults. For over a decade, Nava-Schellinger has used equity as a baseline principle of her work - whether working on large scale reimbursement programs in the private sector, securing funding for health literacy programs and driving Affordable Care Act (ACA)...outreach in vulnerable communities, or advocating for greater health and economic security across the lifespan for underrepresented populations. A proud Tejana, born and raised along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Nava-Schellinger has utilized her cultural assets and legal training to efficiently and successfully merge business strategy, development, organizational management, and health policy to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare and financial well-being. Before her tenure at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Nava-Schellinger worked in partnership and fund development within the non-profit sector at Enroll America, an organization aimed at reaching the hard-to-reach and connecting them to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Vivian resides in Washington, DC, with her husband Jake, and their two rescue dogs (Fernando and Phil-Chepito).
Alicia Wallace, Senior Advisor, Integration and Planning, AARP
Alicia Rose Wallace is a marketing strategist for AARP, one of the world’s largest non-profit organizations. After spending several years as a management consultant and public health interventionist, she’s become an expert at marketing strategy that results in positive behavior change....On a daily basis, Alicia combines her background in marketing and public health to lead a cross-functional team of content curators, policy advocates, and communications strategists in an effort to shift the way the nation views aging- #Disrupt Aging. She is particularly passionate about women of color using their voices and power to change the world as evidenced by her community service and charity work in the Washington, DC metro area. Not shying away from the Millennial Mindset, Alicia always seeks to approach her work in new ways that reflect market trends and challenge the status quo. Alicia earned a BBA in Marketing from the Howard University School of Business, and a Master’s in Public Health from University of Maryland School of Public Health. She’s been named as the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s 40 under 40 and her work has been featured in several news outlets including, Essence Magazine, and Gender Avenger. Her work supporting historically black colleges and universities also earned her a proclamation by the State of Maryland. In her spare time she enjoys all things health and wellness, and attempting to re-create HGTV projects in her new home.
Verónica Segovia, Senior Advisor, AARP Multicultural Leadership
Verónica Segovia Bedón, Senior Advisor, works to impact lives across the areas that matter most to Latinos and their families: Health, Wealth, and Fun/Fulfillment, or as her team says, “Salud, Dinero y Amor.” In her role, she applies more than a decade of experience in strategic digital, social media and mobile communications to reach consumers on AARP’s issues of health security and financial resilience across key channels....Veronica joined AARP Studios in 2014 before moving to MCL in 2016. Prior to AARP, she worked in Social Media roles at MXM, Vocus, and Edelman. She speaks Spanish and holds a B.A. in Communications: Public Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park. She’s also a volunteer leader on the Board of Governor’s for UMD’s Alumni Association representing the College of Arts and Humanities.
Karen Biddle Andres, Director Of Policy & Market Solutions And Project Director Of The Retirement Savings Initiative, Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute
As the Director of Policy and Market Solutions and Project Director of the Retirement Savings Initiative at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, Karen works to advance promising solutions to American families’ most pressing financial security challenges. Working across sectors and disciplines, Karen and the Policy and Market Solutions team seek to highlight market and policy gaps, jumpstart creative solutions, and build a diverse set of leaders who can turn ideas into action.... Before coming to the Aspen Institute, Karen spent over ten years at the Financial Health Network (formerly the Center for Financial Services Innovation), where she built the Long-Term Savings and Retirement Practice. Previously, Karen led the development of the Financial Health Network itself. She began her career in the retirement industry as a bilingual 401(k) plan educator for both Strong Funds and Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services. Karen holds M.B.A. and M.P.P. degrees from the University of Michigan. She also holds a B.A. in Spanish and Art History, with a minor in Mathematics, from Indiana University. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, Matt, and two young sons.