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Friday, October 21 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
3b Student Loan Debt Crisis
This panel focuses on managing student loan debt, reducing financial barriers to higher education, the availability of student debt relief programs and how to benefit from them. Panelists will discuss what kind of work they do in their practice area and what a typical day is like for them. They will also discuss how they became interested in the field they are currently in and the ways in which advocates and other professionals can provide assistance to borrowers.

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Jacquelyn S. Pina

Law Student, Juris Doctor Candidate 2017, New England Law | Boston
Jacquelyn Pina is a 3rd year law student at New England Law | Boston. She serves on the executive board for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) as Vice President, where she also mentors new and incoming law students. In addition, Jacquelyn serves on the executive board for the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) as Vice President. In her spare time, she volunteers for Rice Sticks and Tea, an Asian Food Pantry in... Read More →

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Patricia Akemi Neilson, EdD

Director, Asian American Student Success Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Patricia Akemi Neilson is the director of the Asian American Student Success Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston that is funded by the Department of Education, Title III, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Neilson was the director of the Center for Collaborative Leadership in the College of Management at UMass Boston. She has also served as an... Read More →
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Monica Teixeira de Sousa

Professor of Law, New England Law | Boston
Professor Teixeira de Sousa teaches Education and the Law, Education and Class Mobility, Family Law, and Property. She worked as a Skadden Fellow and staff attorney at Rhode Island Legal Services and served as a trainer for the Legal Services Training Consortium of New England. She is a founding member and past chair of the Rhode Island Education Justice Council and has been a presenter on issues of equity and education at a number of programs.
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Dominick Yammine

Debt and Credit Specialist, Yousif Law
Dominick Yammine joined Yousif Law in 2012 as the primary Debt and Credit Specialist. Prior, Dominick was an Audit Consultant with Deloitte in Southern France for three years. At Yousif Law he works with a wide scope of clients, ranging from businesses to individuals, on comprehensive solutions to the financial issues they face.  He specializes in financial auditing, as well as petitions for chapters 7, 11, and chapter 13 bankruptcies. In... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm