Peggy Olive

Financial Capability Specialistpeggy.olive
Senior Outreach Specialist, Consumer Science, UW-Madison
Center for Financial Security

Position Priorities

  • Create, develop, and revise educational materials and resources to support the professional development and programming efforts of educators.
  • Provide training and resources for financial coaching educational efforts.
  • Share current and emerging research in family financial management, with a special focus on vulnerable populations.
  • Support for family financial education team workgroups and projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from UW-Milwaukee
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee

Previous Professional Experience

Peggy joined the School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison in 2014. From 1995-2014, she served as Cooperative Extension Family Living Agent in Richland County. She also held a 25-30% time Interim Family Financial Security Program Specialist position with FLP from 2011-2013. Prior to joining UW-Extension, Peggy worked as a school social worker, therapist, and parent home visitor.

Highlights of Current Assignments

  • Development and application of financial coaching to enhance adaption of positive financial behaviors.
  • Building financial capability for helping professionals and integration of financial education into social service programs.

Contact Peggy at:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
4285J Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-6766
Fax: 608-265-6048