Meet The College Investor Team
The College Investor team is made of up of experienced financial journalists and professionals with decades of experience. You will find these experts producing content across the website, podcast, and video channels.
Robert Farrington, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Robert Farrington is the founder and editor-in-chief of The College Investor. He is also America's Student Loan Debt Expert, and regularly writes about student loan debt, investing, and millennial money.
Robert graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelors degree in Political Science, and a Masters of Business Administration.
Lisa Farrington, Managing Editor
Lisa Farrington is our managing editor, where she brings almost a decade of deep analytical insight to The College Investor. She loves to dive into the details on product and services to help consumers understand any "gotchas" and what to be aware of. Plus, she's incredibly savvy when it comes to hacking budgeting, investing, and saving money.
Lisa graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in business administration.
Claire Tak, Editor At Large
Claire Tak is an editor, content strategist, and writer with a specialty and passion for personal finance and tech. Her experience in finance spans from working at San Francisco-based startups like Credit Sesame and Upstart to large institutions such as Wells Fargo. Her work has been published in FOX Business, Bloomberg, and Forbes. You can learn more about Claire at clairetak.com.
Claire graduated from UC Riverside with a bachelors degree in sociology.
Hannah Rounds, Writer
Hannah is our principle review and product writer at The College Investor. She has tried almost every piece of financial software in existence, and knows the ins and outs of almost every financial services company.
She has an expertise in taxes, budgeting, and investing.
Mark Kantrowitz, Writer
Mark is an expert on student financial aid, scholarships, 529 plans and student loans. He has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles about college admissions and financial aid.
Mark has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, MarketWatch, Money Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek and Time. He is also the author of five bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid and holds seven patents.
Mark serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association. Mark has two Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Sarah Sharkey, Writer
Sarah is a personal finance writer covering credit cards, mortgages and student loans. She has written for numerous finance publications, including MagnifyMoney, Business Insider and ChooseFI. Her blog, Adventurous Adulting, helps young adults get a handle on their finances.
Chris Huntley, Writer
Chris Hutnley is an expert in life insurance and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2004. He brings deep knowledge of the insurance industry to The College Investor, along with writing about life insurance on his own site.
Justine Nelson, Video
Justine is a personal finance expert that focuses on budgeting, personal finance, and her journey of paying off her student loan debt. She also creates content and shares her story at Debt Free Millennials.
You can find Justine's work at The College Investor YouTube Channel.
Andy Hill, Video
Andy is a personal finance personality that focuses on family finances. He is a full time content creator with a focus on both podcasting and video content. You can find his story at Marriage Kids and Money.
You can see Andy in action at The College Investor TikTok.
Tyler Boss, Audio
Tyler is the powerhouse behind The College Investor Audio Show. He is a professional voice actor and audio producer with years of experience.
You can learn more about Tyler here.
Interested in joining the team? Check out The College Investor open positions here.