Rebecca J. Travnichek holds the non-tenured track rank of Extension Professional and is a Regional Family Financial Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. She earned a Ph.D. from Auburn University in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology with an emphasis in Family Economics. In addition, she holds a M.S. in Housing, Interior Design and Consumer Studies from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. from Emporia State University. Dr. Travnichek is an Accredited Financial Counselor through the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. She is also leading the development of youth financial capacity within eXtension. Her interests include improving consumer knowledge regarding identity theft, fraud, and scams; personal financial management among incarcerated men and women; and financial skill development in youth.