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Profiles in Financial Aid: Lauren Feinstein from The Los Angeles Film School

July 2, 2013
Lauren Feinstein, Default Prevention Specialist, The Los Angeles Film School

Lauren Feinstein, Default Prevention Specialist, The Los Angeles Film School

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a Southern California native and I could never live anywhere else. I grew up in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles and went to college at UC San Diego (Go Tritons!). I have lived in both San Diego and LA for extended periods of time and spent one year abroad in Munich, Germany. I recently earned my Master’s degree online through the University of the Rockies.

How did you come to work in the financial aid field?

I began working with Ashford University in 2009. I started in their military department doing entrance counseling before moving into default prevention.

Have you had any mentors while working in financial aid?

Andy Rahimi at Ashford University was very instrumental in teaching me about default prevention, being a good manager, and creating impact with students, while always having fun. At Los Angeles Film, I have had the pleasure of working with Jason Cupp who is very experienced, knowledgeable, and a great support!

What is the best part of your current position?

I work with students who are driven to work in the entertainment industry and are now getting the training that they need to pursue their passion. I get the pleasure of meeting with the graduates during their last month. Although they all come from different places and different walks of life, they share a common goal and inspiration, and I feed off of their creative energy.

How do you let off steam?

I love to travel and try to visit new countries throughout the world and America’s great cities. Here in LA, I love to go to the beach and be outdoors in the sunshine as much as possible. My boyfriend and I hike, ride bikes, and go camping. I also love to cook and spend time with friends and family.

Jon Potter, CA Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Jon Potter, CA Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

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