College Finance Consultant
Former Senior Financial Aid Officer – Tufts University
Former Senior Financial Aid Officer – Quinsigamond Community College
Emmanuel College – Bachelor’s in French
Worcester State University – Master’s in Non- Profit Management
I came to College Coach with 20 years of experience working in financial aid offices. As a financial aid coordinator at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, I reviewed and awarded financial aid files, worked with graduate students on financial literacy, and awarded scholarships, among other responsibilities. I also worked extensively with students as they neared graduation and faced the daunting task of repaying their student loans. I found this the most rewarding part of my job because I could help a student who was overwhelmed with the prospect of repaying their debt feel a sense of relief after reviewing their options. At the community college level, I was introduced to a wide array of federal and state financial aid programs. The student population was both traditional (18-22 year olds) and non-traditional (adults starting a degree, returning to complete one, or updating skills) and included people from the local community and many foreign countries.
Why I joined College Coach:
I was looking for a new challenge that would allow me to work with families to educate them on the college financial aid process. There is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming for families to sift through it all and make sense of it. I love the fact that I can provide unbiased information to families.
Reading, knitting, outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and snowshoeing and spending time with my family and friends