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Meet Nyah

Nyah | La Follette
Year in school:

Senior at Madison La Follette

When I grow up I want to be:

A Foreign Service officer or ecologist

When I go to college, I would like to attend:

University of Chicago

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m part of the Youth Climate Action Team and volunteer at The River Food Pantry. I work at a cafe as a food runner and at a ski hill as a snowboard and ski instructor. I love to read, explore the outdoors, and watch movies.

What’s your favorite subject?

Science

When it comes to money, what would you like to learn?

I would like to learn the best ways to save and invest during college to set myself up for financial success. 

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would pay for my sister and me to attend college, help my parents pay off any debt and donate the majority of it to social justice and environmental organizations. 

What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?

It’s hard for me to pinpoint the single most exciting thing I have done, but I have been able to travel a lot in my life and create fun memories during my trips. Some of the coolest places I have visited are Paris, London and Costa Rica. 

What have you done that really scared you?

I moved away for a semester as a junior to attend an environmental-focused school where I knew no one and had to meet new people. It ended up being a positive and transformative experience. 

What excites you most about Project Teen Money?

I’m looking forward to sharing tips with others on how to manage money, while also learning more about finances myself.

 

“At the end of this challenge, I hope that I have helped others gain a few tools that make taking control of their financial future less daunting. ”