Meet our 2023-2024 Peer Mentors!

Sumaya Beckles is a fourth-year student majoring in Biology with a minor in Business on the Pre-Med track. Her hometown is New York City, but she currently lives in Hackensack, New Jersey. Sumaya is excited to continue helping students learn more about their personal finances, promote financial responsibility, and be a friendly face to her peers can come to about financial literacy. On campus, she is currently the Co-President of BLIS and the Treasurer of NAACP.
Indar Ramal (BBA ’24) is a fourth-year student from Miami, FL concentrating in Marketing and International Business. During his time at Oxford, he was involved with OxFirst as well as ACSU. Now at Goizueta, he is involved with clubs like ALPFA and the Goizueta Marketing Club. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, and spending time with his friends. Indar enjoys educating and assisting people interested in financial literacy. 
Ben Damon (Ox 23) is an Austin, Texas native and a third-year student on the pre-law track, currently double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Law and Economics. This is Ben’s third year with Financial Literacy and he hopes to continue his work connecting students with available resources and promoting financial wellness through one-on-one appointments and group presentations. On campus, Ben stays busy with budget oversight and accountability as the Student Government Association’s Vice-President of Finance and also works with the Student Admissions Association. In his free time, Ben can be found playing chess, ballroom dancing, lifting, or reading in a hammock on the Quad. 
Makayla Francois is a first-gen, third-year, pre-nursing student from Boston. She is the membership chair for NAACP and the publicity chair for Ngambika. She is also a member of Black Is Gold, Health & Development in Guatemala (HDG), Collegiate Black Christians (CBC), Emory Quest Scholars, and a dancer for the Caribbean dance team Vibez. She enjoys spending time with friends and trying new restaurants around Atlanta during her free time. She is excited to continue her third year working with the financial aid office and providing financial literacy support to students on campus. 
Mei Li Hart (OX 23) is a junior in the BBA program at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, with a double concentration in both Organization and Management and Marketing. She has greatly enjoyed interning at a local non-profit assisting with their social media and outreach team, in addition to working in the restaurant industry. She is a native of MA and loves sports, reading, and cooking. Mei Li was a co-captain of the Oxford women’s soccer team and is enjoying life in Atlanta.
Khayriddin Muradov (OX 23) is a third-year student from Chicago in the BBA program planning to double major in Finance and Math. He is involved within Investment and Excellerator communities on campus. During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, chess, and watching Formula 1. He looks forward to encouraging Emory students to make smart financial decisions and is always open to helping others with the process.
Meliyah Salvage was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a third-year student majoring in psychology on the pre-BBA track. Meliyah is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair for Student Programming Council. She is also an Emory Student Ambassador/tour guide. During her free time, she enjoys creating content on social media. 
Abel Zurita is a second-year student majoring in the Arts and Sciences and minoring in Business with the intention of pursuing a career in the music industry. He is originally from Stamford, Connecticut and in his free time you will likely see him on the basketball court or socializing in the student center. Abel looks forward to supporting other students with their personal financial literacy journeys. 
Addie Travis is a second-year, first-gen Oxford student from Barnesville, Georgia currently on the pre-law track, majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Law with a minor in Chinese. She serves on the Peer/Conduct Review Board and works as a tour guide for the Student Admissions Association and is involved with the pre-law society, photography club, and volleyball club. Addie enjoys exploring local restaurants, hanging out with friends and helping students learn about their own finances and connect them with available resources!   
Adia Barrera is a second-year student from Valdosta, Ga double majoring in Business and Economics. On campus, she is involved in Emory’s Latino Fellowship, Emory InVia, Muay Thai, and the Powerlifting club. At Goizueta she is a consulting analyst for CYC and a junior analyst for EIIG. In her free time, you’ll find her working out or watching an anime or Marvel movie. This will be her first year as a financial literacy intern and is excited to learn and educate others on such important matters!
Nico Willman is a first-year student from Athens, GA. He is pursuing a social science major and is actively engaged as a member of Oxford’s Literary-Art magazine. In his leisure hours, Nico’s interests span making digital and acoustic music, sketching and graphic design, and playing video games.
Amanda Chen (Ox 25) is a first-year student from Cherry Hill, NJ. On campus, she is a Chinese Traditional Dance Captain for Fusion Dance and a Freshman Representative for Asian Culture Club. She is also part of the Arts and Academics Committee for Emory Student Government Association’s First Year Council, and she looks forward to providing useful financial advice to her peers. During her free time she enjoys going out, trying new restaurants and meeting new people.

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