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Katherine Grau

Katherine Grau

Finance Lab Manager, Capital Markets Lab

Florida International University

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Financial Literacy Educator | Higher Education Administrator at Florida International University

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Florida International University

Finance Lab Manager, Capital Markets Lab

The mission of the Capital Markets Lab is to promote the importance of financial education and to spread financial literacy awareness throughout the South Florida community. Recognizing the implications financial literacy has on our economy and society, our team strives to educate, not just FIU students, but also our local community. As a research facility dedicated to academic excellence, we aim to prepare students for today’s competitive job market. This involves researching innovative ways to effectively integrate contemporary financial strategies with classroom discussion. By merging conceptual basics with a “hands-on” approach, we seek to enhance student learning while encouraging creativity and innovation in financial decision making.

“You don’t picture that someone who is extremely successful is somebody who might be buried in debt. That might be the reality, and I think it’s because people are ashamed to talk about it…" - Brittany Powell, The Debt Project

Debt can be invisible. Yet the stress of living with massive amounts of debt from student loans, credit cards, medical treatments or bad real estate deals can weigh on someone so much that it feels like a physical burden. Brittany Powell, a San...

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