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Cody Hounanian

Cody Hounanian is the program director of Student Debt Crisis (SDC), where he has tackled such issues as for-profit colleges, student loan refinancing, and consumer protection policies. Cody maintains the organization’s social media presence and online engagement, speaking to and on behalf of those struggling with excessive student loan debt.

Cody writes about the need for fair educational loan policies, with his work appearing recently in The Nation. The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vice, and more have sought out Cody for insight and analysis on student debt.

Under Cody’s direction, SDC has developed a powerful digital presence and become the leader in online student loan advocacy. Cody’s digital expertise led to the success of SDC’s social media campaign, “Without Student Debt,” in partnership with Michael Moore.

A seasoned political activist, as a student at University of California–Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012, Cody worked on Congresswoman Lois Capps’s (D-CA 24) successful reelection campaign, mobilizing student voters in record numbers.

Cody received his BA from UCSB in political science, international relations.