As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Cameron Polo studied economics, finance, and psychology. From 2019-2020, he worked on data analysis and website development. Polo was interested in the secondary mortgage market and the role that mortgage-related securitized products and asset classes played in magnifying the global financial crisis.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Maria Paz Rios studied mathematics, history, and music. She worked on oral histories. Maria was interested in the intersection between law and finance, especially within the context of the run-up to the Global Financial Crisis.
As a graduate student at Duke University, Patrick Rochelle earned a Master of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He contributed to and co-led the oral history team. Patrick was 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 »
As an undergraduate at Duke University, Jessie Xu studied public policy and economics. She worked 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 was interested in pursuing a career in banking regulation and consumer Continue Reading »
As a graduate student at Duke University, Callie Naughton was a Master of Public Policy Candidate and a Master of Business Administration candidate. For 2019-2020, she served as an oral history sub-team lead. Naughton was interested in consumer financial protection and how markets distribute financial risk.
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 »
As a graduate student at Duke University, Kate Coulter was 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 was interested in analyzing the media’s role in how the global financial crisis is remembered today.
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Sarah Zhao pursued a double major in mathematics and economics with a finance concentration. She contributed to the business analysis team and led 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 »
A graduate student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Malena Lopez-Sotelo was enrolled in the MBA program with concentrations in finance and marketing analysis and strategy. She contributed to the data analysis and oral history teams. She worked on data analysis and visualization efforts that delve deeper into state mortgage market dynamics as well Continue Reading »
As an MBA student at Duke University, Michael Dymond completed his MBA degree with a focus in economics and finance. He contributed to the data analysis and business analysis teams. Michael worked on projects including case studies on banks that faltered during the financial crisis and text analytics on the trove of oral history materials Continue Reading »
As an undergraduate student at Duke University, Jett Hollister studied electrical/computer engineering and computer science. Within the American Predatory Lending team, he worked on data analysis and management. Hollister was interested in how the language of economists and financial pundits reflected the depreciation of the subprime mortgage market.