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Variny Yim Lomax is Director of Partner and Affiliate Relations for the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. She joined Jump$tart in 2007, serving as Regional Director of Western States for 13 years. Variny is an independent consultant specializing in communications, coalition-building, and strategic partnerships.

Previously, Variny worked as a financial literacy trainer for Visa, Inc.; blogger for the Money Wise Women forum on; and communications consultant for the national PBS show MoneyTrack. Variny was also director of the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) coalition, a financial education program of the nonprofit, Washington, D.C.-based Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Variny began her career as a print and broadcast journalist at USA WEEKENMagazine, USA TODAY, and NBC. Later, she did public relations for high-profile companies such as Maxis/Electronic Arts, Starbucks Coffee Company, 24 Hour Fitness,, and Monsanto.

Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Variny currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She double-majored in Political Science and French at Wellesley College. Variny also collaborated on a personal finance book with Jessica Blatt Press called, The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It-Guide to Money, and wrote a novel called, The Immigrant Princess.