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University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in English
Appalachian State University
Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
Prior to working at College Coach, I worked in financial aid at selective private colleges, where I developed my expert knowledge of institutional financial aid methodology and needs analysis that these types of institutions use to determine a student’s financial need. These positions allowed me to manage a variety of financial aid programming, including Financial Wellness, Loan Repayment Education, Federal Work Study, and Study Abroad. I’ve worked closely with student groups that support first generation and low-income backgrounds, acting as a liaison to college leadership to support student needs and remove barriers to aid and information for students of all backgrounds. Within the Oregon Association of Financial Aid Administrators, I spent many years leading the state conference, planning and designing educational programming for financial aid professionals. I have also volunteered as a presenter at many local high schools and on my college campuses, and assisted individual families through the aid process and FAFSA nights.
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