2021 NerdWallet Best-of Awards Winner for Best Student Loan Refinancing Overall
2021 NerdWallet Best-of Awards Winner for Best Student Loan Refinancing Overall


Meet the Purefy Team: Shannon

Andrew Zoeller

How long have you been at Purefy, and what did you do previously?

I joined the Purefy team in July 2015. Previously, I worked and lived in New York City as a business/personal banker for CitiBank. I also worked as a real estate agent in Manhattan.

Tell us something interesting about yourself, that most people wouldn’t guess.

I am an intense Washington D.C. sports fan. Regardless of the amount of heart breaks I have endured over the last few decades, I strongly and unforgivingly stay true to the Redskins, Capitals, and Nationals. That being said, I am also a Virginia Tech Hokies fan, to keep up the heartbreak tradition.

Describe your role at Purefy. What does a typical day look like?

Typically, my day consists primarily of helping borrowers and potential borrowers move through the loan process, and finding ways to obtain the best rate possible to refinance their student loans.

Any tips for people looking into student loans or student loan refinancing?

The most common uncertainty most borrowers have is credit score. Sign up for an accountable and reputable free credit report app, so that you can monitor your credit and see where you stand. These apps can help give you an idea of how much you can afford, and how to approach the refinancing process.    

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?

Being an avid sports fan and strong advocate of craft beer, on most occasions the two go hand-in-hand. On the occasions they do not, I can be found at one of Richmond’s 20+ breweries, at another sporting event of some sort, spending time at the gym, or taking a run in the city.

What do you like most about Purefy?

I have ALWAYS loved the idea of helping college graduates manage the already stressful burdens of student debt. These days, graduating college can almost be more stressful than rewarding, due to student loan repayment. It is rewarding to assist borrowers with getting a lower student loan interest rate, to alleviate and minimalize that stress.  

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