Director of Financial Services
Ivette Chavez is the Director of Financial Services for the College & Alumni Program (CAP) at Making Waves Foundation. Her sixteen-year tenure with the organization and in the field of college finances enables her to share her knowledge and expertise with students and families throughout the community. Ivette’s passion for education and financial literacy stems from her own personal experience as a first-generation college student. Ivette holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley, in Rhetoric with a concentration in Public Discourse along with a master’s degree from California State University, East Bay, in Organizational Management and Policy Analysis. Her contributions also include being featured in various media articles such as Forbes, U.S. News, The Wall Street Journal, Student Loan Hero and bestcolleges.com. Ivette thrives in educating youth and their families about college finances and how to make college affordable, and Making Waves Foundation provides the ideal platform for her to continue to do the work she deeply loves.