Archive: December 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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Michael Dymond

Posted on December 28, 2021

An MBA student at Duke University, Michael Dymond is completing his MBA degree with a focus in economics and finance. He contributes to the Data Analysis and Business Analysis teams. Michael is working on projects including case studies on banks that faltered during the financial crisis and text analytics on the trove of oral history Continue Reading »

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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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Jett Hollister

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Jett Hollister studies electrical/computer engineering and computer science. Within the APL team, he works on data analysis and management. Hollister is interested in how the language of economists and financial pundits reflected the depreciation of the subprime mortgage market.