Carolyn Fast is director of higher education policy and a senior fellow at The Century Foundation where she works on higher education policy with a focus on institutional accountability and consumer protections. Before joining The Century Foundation, Carolyn was special counsel in the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office. In that role, Carolyn investigated and brought enforcement actions against predatory for-profit colleges and student loan lenders and servicers, securing millions of dollars in restitution for students and student loan borrowers. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Carolyn clerked for Judge Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her law degree from Columbia Law School.