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Whitney Barkley

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Whitney Barkley

Whitney Barkley serves as a staff attorney at the Mississippi Center for Justice, where she focuses on protecting Mississippians from predatory for-profit colleges and helping high school students access affordable financial aid. Prior to joining the Center, Barkley spent summers interning at the Equal Rights Center and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she worked on projects involving payday lending, fair housing and election protection.


In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.