Archive: December 2021

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Charlie Zong

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Charlie Zong studies Philosophy with a certificate in Policy, Journalism, and Media Studies. For 2019-2020, he contributed to the legislative analysis and oral history teams. For 2020-2021, he contributes to the business analysis and technology teams. He is working on a project to analyze differing definitions of “predatory lending” Continue Reading »

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Justina Zou

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Justina Zou studies Statistical Science and Computer Science. For 2019-2020, she worked on data analysis and website development. Zou is interested in how data can be used to generate insights in policy making and regulatory efforts.

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Ahana Sen

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate at Duke University, Ahana Sen studies mathematics and computer science. For 2019-2020, she worked on the data analysis and web development teams. She is interested in the way that data can be combined with personal narratives to provide clarity to complicated concepts like predatory lending.

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Cameron Polo

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Cameron Polo studies economics, finance, and psychology. For 2019-2020, he worked on data analysis and website development. Polo is interested in the secondary mortgage market and the role that mortgage-related securitized products and asset classes played in magnifying the global financial crisis.

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Maria Paz Rios

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Maria Paz Rios studies mathematics, history, and music. She works on oral histories. Maria is interested in the intersection between law and finance, especially within the context of the run-up to the global financial crisis.

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Jessie Xu

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate at Duke University, Jessie Xu studies public policy and economics. She works on data analysis of the business perspective toward the crisis, and a legislative analysis focused on the 1999 Anti-Predatory Lending Law. As a result of joining the team, Jessie is interested in pursuing a career in banking regulation and consumer financial Continue Reading »

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Andrew O’Shaughnessy

Posted on December 28, 2021

Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy is a J.D. candidate at the Duke University School of Law. He conducts legal research and interviews legal professionals for the oral history project. O’Shaughnessy is interested in the popular credibility of U.S. institutions and their ability to adapt to novel shocks.

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Callie Naughton

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University, Callie Naughton is a Master of Public Policy Candidate and a Master of Business Administration candidate. For 2019-2020, she served as a oral history sub-team lead. Naughton is interested in consumer financial protection and how markets distribute financial risk.

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Hayley Lawrence

Posted on December 28, 2021

Hayley Lawrence is a JD/LLM candidate at the Duke University School of Law. She received her BA in public policy from the University of Virginia in 2016. She works on legislative analysis, and she is writing an academic paper about comparative consumer protection policy in the years preceding the 2008 Financial Crisis. Lawrence is passionate Continue Reading »

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Clare Holtzman

Posted on December 28, 2021

A J.D./LLM-ICL candidate at Duke University, Clare Holtzman studies international and comparative law. She conducts oral history interviews and policy research related to predatory lending laws. Holtzman is interested in understanding how regulatory and systemic factors contribute to or prevent predatory lending practices.

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Kate Coulter

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University, Kate Coulter is a Master of Interdisciplinary Data Science candidate. Kate was the project manager for 2019-2020 and served as a data analysis lead and marketing team member. Kate is interested in analyzing the media’s role in how the global financial crisis is remembered today.

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Sean Nguyen

Posted on December 28, 2021

Sean Nguyen is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He works on legislation analyses and oral histories. Nguyen is interested in the secondary mortgage market, and how our financial lending system can be made more inclusive to all Americans.

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Kate Karstens

Posted on December 28, 2021

Kate Karstens is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying sociology and statistics. She works on media relations, oral histories, and legislation analyses. Karstens is interested in the role of race in discriminatory lending, and the long-term health and financial impacts of foreclosure on individuals.

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Joseph Edwards

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Joseph Edwards studies economics and computer science. Within the APL team, he works on data analysis and technology teams. Edwards is interested in using data to tell a story that is bolstered by first person testimonials.

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Despina Chouliara

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Despina Chouliara studies mathematics and economics. Within the APL team, she works on data and legislative analysis. Having grown up in Greece, Chouliara is interested in deepening her knowledge of the causes of the 2008 crisis, considering the Great Recession triggered Greece’s severe economic crisis.

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Andrew Carlins

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Andrew Carlins studies economics, history and ethics. Within the APL team, he works on oral history and website development. Carlins is interested in using storytelling as a tool to record history and create dialogue relating to financial systems.

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Michael Cai

Posted on December 28, 2021

A senior undergraduate student at Duke University, Michael Cai is majoring in statistics & economics with a minor in history. Within the APL team, he works on the oral history and legislative analysis teams. Cai is interested in understanding the warning signals preceding the 2008 financial crisis, as well as what lessons can be learned Continue Reading »