I’m a writer and communications consultant specializing in financial services and affordable housing. Previously I was a staff reporter at the Huffington Post, and have written for the New York Times, Slate, and national magazines. Prior to becoming a journalist I worked for three years 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 and strategies for a variety of audiences. Recent and current clients include the Center for American Progress, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, the Ford Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mission Asset Fund, Phillips Foundation, the Urban Institute, and the UNC Center for Community Capital.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I can be reached at: loren (at) lorenberlin (dot) com.