Jill A. Chafin

Jill A. Chafin is a staff writer at Student Loan Hero, where she is passionate about helping others tackle student loan debt. Her personal finance stories have appeared on the Motley Fool’s Blueprint, How-to Geek’s Life Savvy, as well as her own blog.

Before joining Student Loan Hero, Jill spent 20+ years as a freelance writer and editor. She has received multiple awards for her creative writing, with pieces published in literary anthologies such as the Personal Story Publishing Project. Her extensive research in personal finance led her to successfully pay off her student loans, and she’s excited to share this knowledge with her readers.

Jill earned a writing certification from the Whitireia Community Polytechnic in New Zealand and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.