Archive: December 2021

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Braelyn Parkman

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Braelyn Parkman is completing majors in public policy studies and history. She contributes to the Oral History and Policy teams. She is working on oral histories with advocates and policy makers, and a memo on mortgage enforcement actions in Massachusetts.

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Sana Pashankar

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Sana Pashankar studies Computer Science and Public Policy. She contributes to the Data Analysis and Policy Analysis teams. She is working on creating WordClouds that depict the relative ways stakeholders described the financial crisis and executive summaries depicting state legislation/action on the financial crisis.

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Raghav Rasal

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Raghav Rasal studies Economics with minors in Chinese and Statistics. He contributes to the Business Analysis and Policy Analysis teams. He is working on an executive summary highlighting North Carolina’s mortgage legislations prior to and post the subprime crisis. Raghav grew up in 4 countries and speaks 5 languages.

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Sebastián Soriano Pérez

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University, Sebastián Soriano Pérez is completing the Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science. He is the project manager and contributes to the Data Analysis team. He is working on a project to quantify the impact of North Carolina’s 1999 predatory lending law on the subprime mortgage market.

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Esther Hong

Posted on December 28, 2021

A law school student at Duke University, Esther Hong is completing her J.D. degree. She contributes to the Policy Analysis team. She is working on a project to analyze preemption issues of “predatory lending” across the state and federal regulatory landscape.

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Carolyn Chen

Posted on December 28, 2021

Carolyn Chen was an undergraduate student at Duke University. She studied Computer Science, concentrating in Data Science. She contributed to the Oral History and Business Analysis teams. She conducted interviews for the team’s oral history archive and worked on the team’s case studies of various financial institutions in the run-up to the crisis.

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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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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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Patrick Rochelle

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University, Patrick Rochelle is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He contributes to and co-leads the Oral History team. Patrick is particularly interested in how the work of local advocacy organizations, non-profits, and community leaders influenced the state and federal government’s response to Continue Reading »

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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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Cassidy Bolt

Posted on December 28, 2021

Cassidy Bolt is a JD/LLM candidate at Duke University School of Law. She works on the oral history project. After an internship at the Federal Trade Commission, Bolt developed an interest in studying the how consumer protection law and competition law interact.

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Arjun Bakshi

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Arjun Bakshi studies Economics and Psychology with a minor in Computer Science. He contributes to the Data Analysis and Policy Analysis teams. He is working on creating executive summaries that combine both the data visualizations and housing legislative timelines for states.

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Collins Abanda

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Collins Abanda studies computer science with a minor in cultural anthropology. Within the APL team, Collins works on data analysis and web development. Specifically, his work focuses on drilling down to individual county and census tract-level data to assess trends in lending across regions given certain characteristics of borrowers.

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Darielle Engilman

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Darielle Engilman studies Public Policy and Religious Studies with a minor in Economics. She contributes to the Oral History and Business Analysis teams. She is currently working on a case study of Long Beach Mortgage Corporation.

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William Zhao

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, William Zhao studies Economics with a concentration in financial economics and Mathematics. He contributes to the data analysis and business analysis teams, and he is studying the evolution of mortgage underwriting and the state-level mortgage markets.

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Sarah Zhao

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Sarah Zhao is pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Economics with a Finance Concentration. She contributes to the Business Analysis team and leads the Marketing sub-team. She worked on a subset of Evolution of Mortgage Lending examining the progression of lending rates through time and their role in Continue Reading »

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Olivia Wivestad

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Olivia studies Public Policy with minors in Economics and Art History. She contributes to the Oral History, Policy Analysis, and Marketing teams. She is currently working on a memo regarding mortgage enforcement actions in Florida.

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Neha Vangipurapu

Posted on December 28, 2021

Neha Vangipurapu is an junior undergraduate student at Duke studying Public Policy with minors in Psychology and French. She has contributed to the Oral History Policy team for the past two years, conducting oral history interviews with individuals who worked in government and in non-profits during the leadup and aftermath of the ‘08 crisis.

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Malena Lopez-Sotelo

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Malena Lopez-Sotelo is completing the MBA program with concentrations in Finance and Marketing Analysis and Strategy. She contributes to the Data Analysis and Oral History teams. She is working on data analysis and visualization efforts that delve deeper into state mortgage market dynamics as well Continue Reading »