Founder, Columnist, & Editor
Drew Cloud is a journalist who typically writes about student loans, personal finance, and education. He always had a knack for reporting throughout high school and college where he picked up his topics of choice. Since his graduation from college, Drew wanted to funnel his creative energy into an independent, authoritative news outlet covering an exclusive and developing industry. Thus, the Student Loan Report was born.
Linda DiProperzio is a freelance writer based in New York. She covers topics such as finance, parenting and health for a variety of national publications and websites. Linda contributes articles on a daily basis for the Student Loan Report and adds gainful insight on student loan industry developments.
Jeanette Perez is a long-time freelance writer and editor who writes about politics, education, digital privacy and surveillance for a variety of sites. She has an MA in Intelligence Studies, a BA in Counterintelligence, and currently lives in rural Montana with her husband and two large, slobbery dogs, where she tries to fish as much as she writes. Jeanette writes daily articles for the Student Loan Report helping keep the website up-to-date on the latest news.
Rich Best has spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry, as an advisor, a managing partner, directors of training and marketing, and now as a consultant to the industry. Rich has written extensively on a broad range of personal finance topics and is published on several top financial sites. Now he is lending his talents to the Student Loan Report as a daily contributor covering various student loan topics.
Nicolas is a recent graduate from college who found a career in sales and marketing. After starting up life in the real world, he decided it was time for a hobby which is how he found the Student Loan Report. Being right out of college, Nicolas knows all too well what it’s like to have student loans over one’s head, so he decided to channel his inner-writing capability and put it to good use as a reporter.
Kate is another weekly contributor to the Student Loan Report who found her way here through personal experience with student loans. Long story short, she paid them all off over time, but she was pretty miffed about the rest of the country’s problems with financial aid. Deciding to put her English minor to good use, Kate approached the Student Loan Report with a clean, informative writing style, and she intends to help inform the world on the financial aid industry.