Emily Koochel is a PhD student at Kansas State University, and a graduate teaching assistant in the Applied Family Science program. Her research interests include financial transparency and financial management strategies as it relates to marital satisfaction, pre-marital financial counseling and financial disclosure as predictors of marital dissolution. In 2011 Emily received her B.S in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University, her M.S. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University in 2013, and M.S. in Family Studies and Human Services in 2017 from Kansas State University.