Lauren Stansell, CFP® earned an honors B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech in May 2012. She earned her second honors bachelor’s degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track, a CFP Board-Registered program, in December 2012. Lauren passed the CFP® exam in July 2014 and became a CFP® professional in February 2015. Lauren earned her Master’s in Advanced Financial Planning with a concentration in Taxation through Golden Gate University in 2019.

Lauren co-founded the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech and was the first president of the organization. In the first year of its existence, the chapter grew to over 70 students, making it the largest student chapter in the country. Lauren enjoys engaging with the next generation of financial planners; she served as the Co-Director of NexGen for the FPA of the National Capital Area. Lauren served as the 2021 President of the FPA of San Francisco and currently serves as the 2022 Chair.

Lauren is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program and had the honor of serving as a Mentor to the Residents at the June 2019 Residency Program; she looks forward to serving as a mentor again.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family (especially watching her daughter, Nora, born in 2021, learn about the world around her and grow seemingly every day), hiking, exploring new cities and areas of her home city (San Francisco), horseback riding (she started riding when she was four years old), trying new restaurants and recipes, and enjoying jogs and long walks along the San Francisco Bay.

Client Focus: As a Financial Planner, Lauren strives to empower Clients to pursue their Live Big lives, to be their “deep breath” in times of need, and to facilitate and participate in the meaningful relationships built.

Lauren is also deeply involved in Yeske Buie’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training processes; always working to ensure Yeske Buie’s processes are efficient, effective, and up-to-date.

Current Update: Lauren is enjoying spending time in Virginia with the Yeske Buie team for a couple weeks (and visiting with family and friends). Lauren is looking forward to celebrating that We’re Better Together at our upcoming event in Virginia on July 28th! With everything continuing to happen in the world around us, Lauren enjoyed helping moderate Dave’s and Yusuf’s most recent webinar. And Lauren is looking forward to continuing to reconnect with her FPA friends and colleagues at monthly FPA of San Francisco meetings and coming conferences later this year and next.

Nora is now 11 months old and walking (took her first steps at 9 months old)! She’s got endless happy energy and radiates joy to all around her. Lauren and Daniel are loving watching her learn so much every day.