Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Guest Speaker Biographies -
Phil Martin is Assistant for Financial Education and Student
Aid, Office of the Secretary, at the U.S. Department of Education. Phil
joined the U.S. Department of Education in October, 2009, as a member of
the Obama Administration. He is primarily tasked with developing the
department’s strategy for personal finance education. Phil is the
Education Department’s representative to the Treasury-led Financial
Literacy and Education Commission and the President’s Advisory Council
for Financial Capability.
Phil is also working in the under secretary’s office on issues of
college access and affordability to help advance progress toward
President Obama’s 2020 goal of having the highest proportion of college
graduates in the world.
Before arriving at the
Department of Education, Phil held a variety of positions focused on
civic education and participation, including at the Corporation for
National and Community Service and Princeton University. He has been an
interfaith community organizer in New Jersey, a field organizer for the
Obama/Biden Presidential Campaign North Carolina and Ohio, and an
AmeriCorps Member and Leader.
Phil holds a B.A. in
economics from Rutgers University.