I’m a w1HeadShot 2014-05-31riter 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. Born and raised in Oklahoma, 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. Recent clients include the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from PovertyJPMorgan Chase & Co., the Mission Asset Fund, the Kresge Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 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.