Archive: April 2022

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Cameron DeChurch

Posted on April 21, 2022

I was drawn to this project because I am interested in the intersection of economics and history. This American Predatory Lending Bass Connections team studies the 2008 Housing Crisis from many unique lenses, and I was eager to expose myself to not only the content of the project, but also the different types of analysis Continue Reading »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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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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 »