Zina started her writing career as a General Assignment Reporter for The Elkhart Truth, an Indiana newspaper. Zina then joined the Little Red Door Cancer Agency as a Media and Communications Coordinator. She grew the organization’s brand by developing a social media network and creating content. Based on her experience paying off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years, Zina currently offers financial coaching to others through her company Conscious Coins. Zina also writes and speaks on personal finance topics through Kumok Marketing and Media. She has contributed to outlets like The Washington Post, DailyWorth, and WeddingWire.
Zina is a three-time finalist for Best Personal Finance Contributor/Freelancer at the Plutus Awards and a Certified Financial Health Counselor and Student Loan Counselor.
Zina is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.