Taria Graves Buchanan, MBA

Financial Representative


As a first-generation college graduate, Taria Graves Buchanan is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduating with honors, her career took her to Wall Street and brought her back to Chicago for graduate school at the University of Chicago.

Taria will tell you never to let your circumstances dictate your future or potential for success. Growing up on Chicago’s south side, she knows firsthand the impact of growing up with limited resources, opportunities and mentorship. She also knows that with good morals, a strong work ethic, and coaching/mentorship there is a way out. 

One of her passions is to mentor and coach others to achieve their vision of success. She is a past volunteer with America Needs You, a one-on-one mentoring program for first-generation college students.

She was also a board member of MLER (Minority Legal Education Resources), which helps prepare minority law school students for the bar exam.

Often, she will bring together informal groups of students or working professionals to connect, network and build community resources.

She is an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, binge-watching episodes of Billions and all things Beyonce. 

Taria resides on Chicago’s West Side with her husband, Jamarr.

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