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 W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Center for Community Investment, the 21st Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, 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.