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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor's in Business Communication
University of New Orleans
Master's in Public Administration
I joined College Coach as part of the college financing team after more than two decades of experience working with multiple student loan lenders and financial aid offices, including as Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Loyola University New Orleans. In my different roles, I have assisted traditional undergraduate, law school, and medical school students in navigating the complex world of higher ed financial aid and paying for college. I’ve also been active in several aid administrators associations including TASFAA (Texas), LASFAA (LA), SWASFAA (Southwest), SASFAA (Southeast) and FASFAA (FL). I have a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business communications.
A 529 plan is a great way to save for college, but deciding when and how to spend those savings may depend on your circumstances.