Senya Merchant is a program manager for Higher Ed, Not Debt and Generation Progress. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Merchant served as an intern at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she assisted the Legislative Affairs team and occasionally the director’s office. She also worked as a student fellow and field organizer on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in Virginia. Merchant graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus in public policy from The George Washington University.