California State Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt to Hold First Informational Hearing

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hearing will Discuss “The Changing Face of the Student Debt Crisis in California”

IRVINE, CA – On Friday, May 17, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and members of the Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt will host the first informational hearing on the student debt crisis. The event is co-hosted by NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UCI and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI).

Across the Golden State, more than 3.7 million borrowers owe $142 billion in student debt. The committee will feature three panels with testimonies of the experiences of student borrowers and of experts in the field. The hearing will explore the barriers created by rising student debt levels and will aim to find real solutions for the millions of borrowers struggling with debt. There will be an opportunity for public comment.


California State Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt Informational Hearing: The Changing Face of the Student Debt Crisis in California
Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm
UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1121 Robinson Court Room

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, chair of the Select Committee
Members of the Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt
NextGen Policy
Student Debt Crisis

Three panels include the following presenters:

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of TeachersSaul Lopez-Pulido, Senate President, Associated Students of UC IrvineMike Pierce, Director of Policy & Managing Counsel, Student Borrower Protection CenterRebecca Sanchez, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, UC IrvineMeghan Waymire, Chief Governmental Officer, Associated Students at CSU FullertonDonnell Jones, Student Trustee, Long Beach City College DistrictLaura Szabo-Kubitz, Associate California Program Director, The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)Andrea Sandoval, UC Santa Barbara AlumMarina Awed, Former Western State College of Law StudentRachel Greenbaum, Former Brooks Institute of Photography StudentWilliam Schwarz, Former ITT Tech and Westwood College StudentSuzanne Martindale, Senior Policy Counsel & Western States Legislative Manager, Advocacy Division, Consumer ReportsJonathan Glater, Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of LawJosephine Lee, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

Following the panels will be a Free Student Loan Debt Workshop presented by NextGen Policy, Student Debt Crisis and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. For more information, click here.