Introducing Our New VP of Development and External Relations

Please join us in welcoming our new VP of Development and External Relations, Shevrin Jones, to the Moneythink team!

Shevrin brings diverse experience in development, fundraising, and organizational leadership to our organization. He graduated from Florida A&M (an HBCU) with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Thereafter, he taught AP Chemistry for several years. From 2015 to 2018, he held the position of Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships for City Year Miami, an organization devoted to helping young people discover fulfilling opportunities. There, Shevrin managed a portfolio of around 150 donors and prospects and took an active role in identifying strategies to identify, cultivate, and maintain new sources of gifts and support.

As the first Executive Director of Florida Reading Corps, he secured the funding to expand the program from only three schools to statewide. As V.P. of National Advancement at Entrepreneurship For All, Shevrin developed fundraising and growth strategies with the mission of helping people launch their own businesses.

Shevrin served as a Florida State Representative from 2012-2021 and currently serves as State Senator, where he represents the largest Black district in the state. He was the first gay and LGBTQ Black person elected to the Florida legislature. Shevrin was recently appointed by the Biden Administration to serve on the Board of Advisors for HBCUs. He is completing his PhD in Educational Leadership with a focus on Black and Brown student post-secondary retention.

“I am so proud to be part of the Moneythink team,” Shevrin said. “When you can combine innovation into social good, and connect it to college affordability, I believe it is a win-win for everyone, especially our next generation.”

Welcome, Shevrin! We are so fortunate to have you on the team.

Welcome, Meera!

Moneythink is thrilled to welcome Meera Iyer to our Board of Directors!⁠

Meera currently leads marketing for Lending at SoFi and previously led product strategy for credit cards and loyalty at Discover Financial Services. She is excited to use her expertise in consumer financial services to drive adoption of Moneythink’s tools to empower students to pursue an affordable college education.

To learn more about Meera and the rest of our Board of Directors, visit our Team page.

In Heartfelt Memory of Tino Nyandoro

Our team is deeply saddened to share gut-wrenching news that Tino Nyandoro, one of our student interns, lost his life in a car accident in his home country of Zimbabwe. Tino was studying at Stanford University and had gone home for a short family visit before returning to school for the fall.

We offer our deepest condolences to Tino’s family and all those who held him close. It was clear that Tino’s life was filled with purpose and positive activity. This was noticeable even in the relatively short time he spent with our organization since June. We were all so impressed by and in awe of his deep, sincere curiosity, his graciousness, and his kind smile.

The world is certainly better because of Tino, and his example inspires us to live with even more genuine kindness, empathy, and purpose. If you would like to contribute directly to a memorial fund for Tino’s family, please contact development@moneythink.org.