Staff

Rohit Chopra

Senior Fellow

Rohit Chopra is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America. He is widely recognized for his expertise in consumer financial services and economic issues facing young people.

He was previously Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he oversaw the agency’s agenda on students and young consumers. He was also appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury as the agency’s first Student Loan Ombudsman, a new position created in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

During his tenure, the agency led enforcement actions that secured hundreds of millions of dollars of relief for student loan borrowers, published widely-cited research on the student loan market, and established a state-of-the-art student loan complaint system. He later joined the U.S. Department of Education as Special Adviser to the Secretary.

Chopra has frequently testified before Congress. His work has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and Money and he is the recipient of multiple awards for his public service and contributions to the field of consumer finance.

He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Expertise: consumer finance and capital markets, banking regulation, financial technology, young consumers, financial services issues faced by servicemembers and veterans, financial services issues in higher education