Prepared Testimony of Katherine Wellbeck
Before the California Assembly Select
Committee on Student Debt Student Debt Impacts on California Neighborhoods
Pasadena, CA
December 4, 2019

Good morning. My name is Katherine Welbeck, and I’m a counsel at the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) where I focus on civil rights and fair lending issues in the student debt crisis. Prior to joining the SBPC, I spent five years in the External Affairs division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

It is an honor to be here. I would like to extend thanks to Chairwoman Petrie-Norris and the Members of this Select Committee for holding this hearing to talk about the critical issues before us today.