Shawna Faith Thompson joined Extension as the financial capability educator for Carver and Scott Counties in 2015. She works to promote financial stability for low income individuals, families, and communities by providing education on personal finance topics. Her career includes 10 years managing financial education and coaching programs in the urban nonprofit sector. Shawna is passionate about community development.

Shawna earned a bachelor's degree in Economic Development from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Areas of focus: free tax site start up and management, financial coaching, pre- and post-purchase homebuyer counseling, student loan rehabilitation, small business start up consultation, credit building, bankruptcy counseling, asset building