Preston Davis

   LIKE MANY OF HIS PEERS, PRESTON FEELS THAT THE BEST WAY FOR HIM TO DEAL WITH HIS DEBT WHILE STILL BEING IN SCHOOL IS TO BASICALLY “JUST NOT THINK ABOUT IT.”

PRESTON HAS NO TIME FOR HIMSELF. BETWEEN HIS SEVERAL JOBS, HIS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AND HIS CLASSES AT UMASS AMHERST, HE IS BUSY ALL THE TIME.

ADMITTING THAT HIS MOTHER IS ALREADY PAYING $1000 EVERY MONTH, PRESTON DREAMS FOR A MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION THAT WOULD TAKE OUT HIS FAMILY AND HIMSELF FROM THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF LOANS.

TO PRESTON, HIS POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS HAS BEEN THE MAIN REASON FOR HIM TO STAY EMPOWERED AS A PERSON. ALTHOUGH HIS STUDENT LOANS WILL BURDEN HIM TREMENDOUSLY ONE DAY, PRESTON CHOOSES TO STAY FOCUSED ON HIS UNDERGRADUATE LIFE AT THE MOMENT.