I’m a writer and communications consultant specializing in economic opportunity, including financial services and affordable housing. Previously I was a staff reporter at the Huffington Post, and have written for the New York Times and Slate. Prior to becoming a journalist I worked in the secondary mortgage market program at the North Carolina-based nonprofit Self-Help during the boom and subsequent collapse of that market. I have a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University, and a M.B.A. and M.R.P. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In my consulting practice, I combine my knowledge as a practitioner with my writing expertise to create powerful communication products for a variety of audiences. Clients include the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Mission Asset Fund, the Kresge Foundation, the Center for Community Investment, and the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I can be reached at: loren (at) lorenberlin (dot) com.