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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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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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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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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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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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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Jacob Argue

Posted on December 28, 2021

A graduate student at Duke University, Jacob Argue is completing the Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Development. He contributes to the Policy sub team and the Data+ project. He is compiling a database of mortgage enforcement actions taken by state regulatory agencies. He doesn’t always drink beer, but when he does, 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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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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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 »