Free My Future: Student Loan Debt Guest Speakers

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Learn more about our featured guest speakers scheduled throughout our 2-day Free My Future: Student Loan Debt Summit on November 19th & 20th.


Katie Porter Portrait

Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-45)
Event: State of Student Debt in America panel (Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am PST)

 

CA-AG-Becerra-Photo

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Event: Kickoff Event – State of Student Debt in California (Thursday, November 19 at 9:30am PST)

 

Asm. Mark Stone

Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay)
Event: Kickoff Event – State of Student Debt in California (Thursday, November 19 at 9:30am PST)

 

Asm Cottie Petrie-Norris Photo

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach)
Event: Kickoff Event – State of Student Debt in California (Thursday, November 19 at 9:30am PST)

 

Michael Torpey
Event: Student Debt Workshop – Quiz Show Host for Cash Prizes (Friday, November 20 at 11:30am PST).

 

Natalia Abrams Headshot

Natalia Abrams – Executive Director, Student Debt Crisis
Event: State of Student Debt in America panel (Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am PST); Student Debt Workshops (Friday, November 20 at 11:30am PST and at 5pm PST).

 

Lindsay Clark, Director of External Affairs Photo

Lindsay Clark – Director of Partnership, Savi
Events: Student Debt Workshops (Friday, November 20 at 11:30am PST and at 5pm PST)

 

Erin Conley Headshot

Erin Conley – Lead Organizer, California Federation of Teachers
Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Tariq Habash Photo

Tariq Habash – Head of Investigations, Student Borrower Protection Center
Event: Real Talk – How Students Actually Pay for College (Friday, November 20 at 2:30pm PST)

 

Charlotte Hancock photo

Charlotte Hancock – Director of Communications and Digital Strategy, Generation Progress
Event: State of Student Debt in America panel (Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am PST)

 

Ashley Harrington photo Ashley Harrington – Federal Advocacy Director, Center for Responsible Lending
Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Nicole Hisatomi Photo

Nicole Hisatomi – Deputy Commissioner of Legislation, Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Event: Kickoff Event – State of Student Debt in California (Thursday, November 19 at 9:30am PST)

 

Cody Hounanian Headshot

Cody Hounanian – Program Director, Student Debt Crisis
Event: Student Debt Workshops (Friday, November 20 at 11:30am PST and at 5pm PST).

 

Bonnie Latreille Photo

Bonnie Latreille – Director of Research and Advocacy, Student Borrower Protection Center
Event: State of Student Debt in America panel (Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am PST)

 

Max Lubin

Max Lubin – CEO, Rise

Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Kristin McGuire photo

Kristin McGuire- Western Region Director, Young Invincibles
Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Andrew Nickens Photo

Andrew Nickens – Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Student Senate for California Community Colleges
Event: Real Talk – How Students Actually Pay for College (Friday, November 20 at 2:30pm PST)

 

Joshua Ochoa Headshot

Joshua Ochoa – AS Vice President of External Affairs, Associated Students at SFSU
Event: Real Talk – How Students Actually Pay for College (Friday, November 20 at 2:30pm PST)

 

Christopher Sanchez – Policy Advocate, CHIRLA
Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Mike Saunders photo

Mike Saunders – Director of Military and Consumer Policy, Veterans Education Success
Event: The Future Landscape for Student Borrowers panel (Thursday, November 19 at 1pm PST)

 

Samantha Seng Headshot

Samantha Seng – Policy Advisor, NextGen Policy
Event: Kickoff Event – State of Student Debt in California (Thursday, November 19 at 9:30am PST);
Student Debt Workshop (Friday, November 20 at 11:30am PST);
Real Talk – How Students Actually Pay for College panel (Friday, November 20 at 2:30pm PST)

 

Robyn Smith Headshot

Robyn Smith – Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center
Event: Student Debt Legal Aid Workshop (Friday, November 20 at 1pm PST)

 

Laura Szabo-Kubitz photo

Laura Szabo-Kubitz – Associate California Program Director, TICAS
Event: Real Talk – How Students Actually Pay for College (Friday, November 20 at 2:30pm PST)

 

Lauren Valles Headshot

Lauren Valles Fund the UC Campaign Vice-Chair, UC Student Association 

 

Persis Yu photo

Persis Yu – Director Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, National Consumer Law Center
Event: State of Student Debt in America panel (Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am PST)