In this episode of the video series on how MnSCU alumni live with student debt, the Minnesota State University Student Association talks with Troy Olson, a 2009 MSU-Moorhead political science grad. Although he worked during the summers, he ended up joining the Army National Guard to help lower his $35,000-40,000 debt load and help pay for a legal education.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.