Valliappan Lakshmanan joined The Financial Clinic’s Capacity Building team as its Program Associate in April of 2018. Working alongside the Capacity Building team, Valliappan helps provide technical assistance and training to build financial security strategies into the daily interactions of frontline staff, as well as assist in curriculum development. Previous to working at the Clinic, Valliappan worked with a small economic development agency in San Francisco on their Workforce and Youth programs. He holds a degree in Engineering Science from Stony Brook University. Valliappan is a huge movie buff and loves anything related to travel, basketball, and running!