“When we work on financial education and wellbeing, the impact happens one person at a time but has incalculable benefits to society. That’s what makes inclusion, empowerment, and economic equality worth every ounce of effort.”
TIMI JOY JORGENSEN is an Assistant Professor and Director of Financial Education and Wellbeing at The American College of Financial Services. She joined the faculty in June 2020 after completing a six-month fellowship with The College.
Jorgensen’s research focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in financial services, as well as on financial wellbeing and empowerment. Jorgensen has been a speaker, panelist, and contributor on the topic of creating a more inclusive and empowering financial services profession. She has spoken at conferences, on radio shows, and to several hundred couples and single parents at financial education courses.
Jorgensen is passionate about making financial planning a more approachable and empowering topic available to all American households, regardless of background. For this reason, she has authored several informative white papers and research reports for The College on the subject of Black financial wellness and closing the economic wealth gap between people and professionals of different races.
Jorgensen graduated with a BS in personal financial planning from Utah Valley University in 2014 and completed her graduate studies in financial planning in Spring 2020 from the University of Georgia.