Amy Landes

Director Of Financial Aid at California Institute of the Arts

Amy Landes has extensive experience in financial aid, compliance, and operational oversight. Amy is currently serving as the Director of Financial Aid at the California Institute of the Arts, where they are responsible for maintaining compliance with regulations and policies, coordinating communication and training, and developing financial aid policies. Prior to this role, Amy held various positions at California Lutheran University, including Associate Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Director of Financial Aid, where they oversaw operations, managed loan programs, and implemented quality control measures. Amy also has a background in photography as the owner and photographer at Bellies&Babes Family Photography. Amy has previous experience in the insurance industry as a Commercial Underwriter at Farmers Insurance and as a Temporary Employee in Trade Operations at Amgen.

Amy Landes earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2006. Amy then pursued a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from California Lutheran University from 2007 to 2009. In 2019, they attended USC Rossier School of Education where they completed a Leadership in Enrollment Management Certificate Program, focusing on Leadership and Enrollment Management.


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  • Director Of Financial Aid

    February, 2022 - present