Angela Henry remembers well what it was like to be a recent college graduate with a high level of student loan debt.
The memory is on her mind each time she talks with schools about the importance of financial literacy and default prevention for schools and their students.
“If I would have had more financial literacy training, I’m confident I would have had less debt,” Henry says.
Now an account executive for USA Funds®, Henry says her own experience makes her passionate about spreading the word about financial literacy, communicating with student loan borrowers, and planning ahead to keep high default rates at bay.
“No one wants a lot of debt just out of college,” Henry says, “and default has consequences for students and schools. My mission is to show how USA Funds can help.”
Based in Indiana, Henry works with schools in the central part of the country to determine their needs to enhance student success, and offer tools and solutions from USA Funds to meet those needs.
She started in her current position in November 2012 after more than two decades of working in USA Funds’ claim review department. Henry joined USA Funds right out of college — hoping the position would help her repay her student loans.
Now, 23 years later, she’s still focused on loan repayment, but these days it’s other students’ successful repayment that’s her priority.
“The best part of my job is helping schools help students,” Henry says.
An Indianapolis native, Henry holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology as well as a teaching certificate.