Shreya Joshi was an undergraduate at Duke University, majoring in history. As a member of the oral history policy sub-team, she focused on interview prep and transcripts. Shreya was interested in how the global financial crisis shaped future civil rights policy, and how it shed light on disparate impacts in such times. In her free Continue Reading »
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Braelyn Parkman majored in public policy studies and history. She contributed to the oral history and policy teams. She worked on oral histories with advocates and policy makers, and a memo on mortgage enforcement actions in Massachusetts.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Sana Pashankar studied computer science and public policy. She contributed to the data analysis and policy analysis teams. She created word clouds that depict the relative ways stakeholders described the financial crisis and executive summaries that depict state legislation/action on the financial crisis.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Raghav Rasal studied economics with minors in Chinese and statistics. He contributed to the business analysis and policy analysis teams. He worked 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.
Esther Hong studied towards a J.D. degree at Duke University. She contributed to the policy analysis team. She worked on a project to analyze preemption issues of “predatory lending” across the state and federal regulatory landscape.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Charlie Zong studied 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 contributed to the business analysis and technology teams. He worked on a project to analyze differing definitions of “predatory lending” Continue Reading »
Hayley Lawrence was 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 worked on the legislative analysis team, and she wrote an academic paper about comparative consumer protection policy in the years preceding the 2008 Financial Crisis. Lawrence was Continue Reading »
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.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Arjun Bakshi studied economics and psychology with a minor in computer science. He contributed to the data analysis and policy analysis teams. He worked on creating executive summaries that combine both the data visualizations and housing legislative timelines for states.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Olivia studied public policy with minors in economics and art history. She contributed to the oral history, policy analysis, and marketing teams. She worked on a memo regarding mortgage enforcement actions in Florida.
Neha Vangipurapu was an undergraduate student at Duke University who majored in public policy and minored in psychology and French. She contributed to the oral history policy sub-team for the past two years, conducting oral history interviews with individuals who worked in government and nonprofits during the leadup and aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
As a graduate student at Duke University, Jacob Argue completed the Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Development. He contributed to the policy sub-team and the Data+ project. He compiled a database of mortgage enforcement actions taken by state regulatory agencies. He doesn’t always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Continue Reading »
Sean Nguyen was an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on legislation analyses and oral histories. Nguyen was interested in the secondary mortgage market, and how our financial lending system can be made more inclusive to all Americans.
Kate Karstens was an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying sociology and statistics. She worked on media relations, oral histories, and legislation analyses. Karstens was interested in the role of race in discriminatory lending, and the long-term health and financial impacts of foreclosure on individuals.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Despina Chouliara studied mathematics and economics. Within the APL team, she worked on data and legislative analysis. Raised in Greece, Chouliara was interested in deepening her knowledge of the causes of the 2008 crisis, considering the Great Recession triggered Greece’s severe economic crisis.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Michael Cai majored in statistics & economics with a minor in history. Within the American Predatory Lending team, he worked on the oral history and legislative analysis teams. Cai was interested in understanding the warning signals preceding the 2008 financial crisis, as well as what lessons could be Continue Reading »