Congratulations Mackenzie Carroll on joining GradFin! Kenz is GradFin’s latest hire, and we are very excited to have her with us. To learn a little bit more about Kenz and the ways in which she will be an asset to the company, we sat down for a short Q&A.
Q: Where did you attend school and what did you study?
A: West Chester University of PA, Communications Studies
Q: What were you doing before GradFin?
A: I was working as the Director of Agent Services at KW Philly, the number one real estate brokerage in Philadelphia.
Q: What drew you to GradFin? What is it about this position that excites you?
A: I’m excited to be a part of a company that has a goal to help people get out of student loan debt faster. I was drawn to GradFin for the opportunity to show companies the value in our services and help them help their employees.
Q: What experiences are you bringing to your new role and how can this help a GradFin
A: In my previous position I was the point person for over 480 realtors. I really loved being their go-to person through the licensing process, to getting up to speed on our technology, to closing deals. I enjoyed developing and maintaining the relationship. This will help GradFin clients because I thrive in everchanging, fast paced environments and am passionate about helping people with all things big and small.
Q: Why are you passionate about helping people manage their student loans?
A: I have student loans and am aware first hand how confusing they can be to navigate. Student loan debt is a major stressor in our society. People take out their student loans before they truly understand the gravity of the debt they are accepting. I am passionate about educating people on student loans and letting them know there are multiple avenues out there to pay them back that can save them money and headaches.
Q: What have you learned from your experience so far with GradFin?
A: There is so much to learn about all of the ins and outs of student loans. I have been trying to absorb and retain as much information as I possibly can here. I have learned a lot about the burden on student loans and how many people are affected by it in their day to day. I have also learned about all of the ways people can pay off their debts faster/more efficiently and save money.