Ms. Richardson has focused her professional career in the Education Finance industry. With extensive experience with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Sallie Mae, USA Funds and Chase Student Loans, she has spent over two decades counseling students and families on the value and return of a post-secondary degree. Prior to joining College Coach, Ms. Richardson served as a Senior Manager at USA Funds and developed education loan repayment and student success strategies for colleges in the Midwest and West. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Buena Vista University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. She is a member of several state financial aid associations and the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).