Photo of James Cole James Cole VISTA Volunteer – Houston, TX

James earned his B.A. in Political Science from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a minor in International Studies and his Master in Public Administration from California State University at Dominguez Hills in Public Administration. James has worked in the nonprofit field for 20 years and has worked at the YWCA, Houston Read Commission, SRVS, The Boys and Girls Club and Goodwill of Houston and is a true public servant.…

Photo of Kavita Gaddam Kavita Gaddam
  1. Why did you choose FMA to support? 

I joined FMA because I believe FMA is addressing a key problem in our society. Young people are graduating out of high school and even college without adequate financial knowledge needed to function in an increasingly complex world. FMA is providing students an opportunity to succeed in life by giving them critical financial information which is quite simply not being given to them by schools without FMA.…

Photo of Patricia Hinds Patricia Hinds
  1. Why did you choose FMA to support? 

I chose FMA because through a career in the financial side of higher education, I have seen the great need for our young people to understand the very practical aspects of their financial life.

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Photo of LiKeam Jackson LiKeam Jackson VISTA Volunteer – Houston, TX

A native Atlantan, LiKeam found a knack for community service while he was in high school. Inspired during an internship with a local history museum in his hometown, LiKeam quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve landed him full-time opportunities within other non-profits and fixtures in the Marietta (Georgia) community, where he maintained administrative, marketing, and event coordination functions.…

Photo of Nibal Markus Nibal Markus FMA Program Director – Houston, TX
  1. Why did you choose FMA to support? 

I believe in the mission and I believe that RLFM is the course that I wish I had when I was in HS.

  1. How do you support FMA?

By being part of the big picture as well as manage the small details that will help us reach our goals of having 10,000 students take the course in Sep 2017.…

Photo of Trinh Nguyen Trinh Nguyen Summer Intern – 2017

1. Why did I choose FMA to support?

When I graduated from high school, I had no idea how to finance my college tuition. I ended up going to a private university blind sighted and had a very rough start. If I had help, whether it is a course or someone that can advise me what to expect (financially) after high school, it would help me tremendously.…

Photo of Harold Noe Harold Noe VISTA Volunteer / Photographer – Houston, TX

Favorite Books/Hobbies I love to bowl and I was an avid league and tournament bowler for many years and also coached in a youth bowling league.

Favorite Movies Highlander, Say Anything, Deadpool, 12 Monkeys

Favorite Restaurant Taqueria Los Hermanos in Tucker, GA. Best fish tacos in the known universe!…

Photo of Kevin Wright Kevin Wright VISTA Volunteer – Houston, TX
  1. Why did you choose FMA to support? 

FMA is doing socially responsible, innovative work throughout the state of Texas. It is important to me as a human being and a professional to be involved with organizations who feel responsible for doing great work for a greater good than a dollar.…