Catherine Mueller

Catherine Mueller is the Executive Director of Mapping Your Future, a division of MMI, providing college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services. She also works with companies and financial institutions to implement organizational financial education and counseling partnerships through MMI’s Financial Solutions program.

With a mission to help students succeed, Catherine led the creation of Mapping Your Future and development of its services, offered through an innovative and award-winning website. Founded in 1996, Mapping Your Future merged with MMI in 2014. Today, Mapping Your Future continues as a nonprofit organization and collaborative public-service project of the financial aid industry. Hundreds of schools, thousands of educators, and millions of students use Mapping Your Future’s platforms and online tools each year.

Based in Texas, Catherine has been sourced by the media as a subject matter expert on student issues in U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Bankrate, and others. She has presented at numerous conferences including the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER), the Annual Conference of Financial Education (ACFE), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the National Association of State Student Aid and Grant Programs (NASSGAP), the iiBig Education Finance & Loan Symposium, and several state and regional events.

Catherine’s areas of expertise include: college financial aid, student loans, scholarships, educational access and success, communications and public relations. Catherine is available for speaking engagements throughout the United States and can be booked by contacting Thomas Nitzsche at 404.490.2227.

Latest from Catherine:

"Five Facts You Should Know About Parent PLUS Student Loans"

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