Kate Mielitz, Ph.D., is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) with extensive experience providing financial counseling and education for vulnerable populations. Dr. Mielitz has a 20+ year background in financial counseling and education, bankruptcy, fraud, and collections. She obtained her Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. Mielitz recently transitioned out of academia to help expand access for students and professionals to the AFC® credential and the financial services field at large. Her passion is helping people who are interested in serving underserved populations find the right path and curriculum for their needs.