Profiles: Lauren Stansell

Lauren Stansell

Lauren Stansell

MS Advanced Financial Planning, Candidate

Financial Planner, Lauren Stansell, Yeske-Buie

Financial Planning Ace Ups Her Game


Lauren Stansell, CFP?, is a Financial Planner with Yeske Buie. She resides and works in San Francisco, and loves the city! Lauren grew up (and spent her first three years with Yeske Buie) in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Lauren 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 co-founded the Financial Planning Association (FPA?) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech and was the first president of the organization. She is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program. 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 when she lived in Virginia, and is now serving as the Director of Marketing Communications for the FPA of San Francisco.

Lauren is currently pursuing her Master’s in Advanced Financial Planning at Golden Gate University. Why would such an acccomplished professional seek to up her game in the Advanced Financial Planning degree program?

"Although I have the CFP? designation, I am pursuing a master’s degree because I believe that learning fuels potential. We should never be done learning, and, in this profession, we can’t afford to ever be done learning! The world around us is constantly changing and we must continue to stay on top of the best available science and research. We must stay educated and be the experts for our Clients."