Supporting Students Navigating College Enrollment Decisions

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Audience: Advisors

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Audience: Advisors

Join Moneythink for a presentation on financial aid packaging.


John Tamrat, Partner Success Manager

Hannah Smith, Vice President of Partnerships


Please join John Tamrat and Hannah Smith to learn more about how you can use DecidED, a free college affordability tool, to support your students’ college enrollment process. DecidED provides resources, tools and guidance to compare college costs, financial aid offerings, and other fit factors. Our presentation will include a live demo of DecidED, as well as implementation tips to ensure your students are thinking about college affordability at every step in the college exploration and application process. We look forward to seeing you!

The Speakers

Hannah Smith leads the partnership development strategy for Moneythink. Throughout her career, she has supported organizations aiming to reduce systemic barriers for students, bringing with her a deep commitment to equity and a strong belief in the value of high quality student support systems.

She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and a M.Ed from the Harvard Ed School. Prior to joining Moneythink, Hannah led the partnership and implementation strategy for the nonprofit managing California’s official college and career platform, CCGI, and provided coaching to educator and workforce teams as they developed intersegmental career pathways.

Hannah also spent time in K-12 schools working as a counselor and college advisor. She loves yoga, hanging with her kids and walking in the woods.

Prior to joining Moneythink, John supported students and families in education and workforce development as a Case Manager for Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Bay Area (CA) and Program Coordinator for Genesys Works, Twin Cities (MN). As a first-generation immigrant to the United States, he understands how difficult it can be to navigate the US education system with limited resources and support and believes educational opportunity shouldn’t come at the cost of financial security. John earned his BA from Goshen College and holds a MS from the University of Leed’s Business School (UK).