Director, Product Marketing & Delivery Group, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid
Wendy Bhagat is the Director of Awareness & Outreach Group at Federal Student Aid (FSA). Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds to students every year. Wendy leads a team of individuals dedicated to raising awareness about the availability of federal student aid and loan repayment options and engaging with FSA customers. The team also provides tools and resources for individuals and organizations assisting students and borrowers through the financial aid process. The Awareness & Outreach Group offers support and guidance through trainings, presentations, websites, social media, and email communications. Prior to her work at FSA, Wendy served as a Senior Vice-President at First Book, an international nonprofit. Wendy has a J.D. from Catholic University of America and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. With a child in college, Wendy has gone through the financial aid process as a parent!