My name is Rhiannon Pooler, I’m 27 years old from Rochester, MN. This video is for a Yahoo News group assignment about student loans. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. I owe over $160,000. My monthly payments are $2,310 and rising. I only make on average $1,500 a month. I understood after college I would have to pay student loans back. I thought however I could still afford the basic necessities of living (food, a roof over my head), with some indulgences here and there. I’m miserable and feel permanently trapped.