Rachel Rotunda

Director of Government Relations, NASFAA

Rachel Rotunda is the director of government relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). In this role, she contributes to NASFAA's policy & advocacy efforts, representing the Association before congressional members and staff and working to enhance the advocacy capacity of its members at the federal and state levels. Before joining NASFAA, Rachel worked in higher education policy in Washington, D.C.. She began her career in higher education as a college advisor with the Carolina College Advising Corps, where she worked at two public high schools in North Carolina assisting low-income and first-generation students navigating the college application and financial aid processes. Rachel holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Maryland - College Park and bachelor’s degrees in public policy and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.