We have an amazingly dedicated team here at The Financial Semester. We wanted to give you all the chance to take a closer look at the awesome individuals that we have working day and night to make the future of education shine a little bit brighter.

Dr. Zuri A. Williams
Founder and CEO

Dr. Zuri A. Williams, DPT, is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native that graduated from Northrop High School in 2005. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Tennessee State University followed by her doctorate degree from Howard University located in Washington, DC. She returned home to work in the school system where she got her vision to start TFS. She has always committed herself to giving back to the community through various functions.

Timothy Carswell
Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Carswell is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native who grew up in the inner city.  He completed his K-12th education in the East Allen County district of Fort Wayne. In 2015, he received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University Fort Wayne (IPFW). After graduating, his sparked interest in finance assisted him in investing back into his community, which he has been doing since 2012. 


Tim expresses a strong passion for teaching others about financial literacy because he believes being equipped with the right tools and knowledge will help lead to better decision-making skills. 


“It’s not about how much you MAKE, it’s about how much you SPEND”

Jalyce Martin
Vice President

Jalyce Martin, MPH, RT, is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native that graduated from Wayne High School at the top of her class in 2005.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at Tennessee State University in Nashville. After completion of her undergraduate degree, she received her master’s at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Although she resides in Atlanta, Georgia, she is excited to give back to her Fort Wayne community.  

Bradley Collins
Website Design & Management

Bradley Collins is a new face to the Fort Wayne area. Originally from Columbus, Ohio he relocated to FW to pursue a bachelors degree in business management and marketing. He also is planning to obtain his MBA in Human Resources. Bradley uses his business and creative skills to design and manage the production and updating of The Financial Semester website.

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