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Cheye-Ann Corona

Senior Policy and Gov't Affairs Associate

Cheye-Ann Corona is a senior policy and government affairs associate for western states, working on issues related to small dollar and student lending. Cheye-Ann joined our Oakland office from Washington, D.C. where she worked on federal policy reforms ranging from issues related to homeownership, economic inequality, labor, education, and financial services.

Cheye-Ann has dedicated the past 10 years of her career to advocating for public policy reforms that provide economic, political, and social mobility for communities of color. Prior to joining CRL, Cheye-Ann served as a senior legislative assistant to Congressman Al Green, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. She was also a graduate housing fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute with placements at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. During this time, Cheye-Ann published a policy brief in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy focused on evaluating the Obama-era Promise Zones Initiative on urban revitalization with recommendations to acknowledge demographic shifts, center cultural relevancy, affordable housing and asset-based development.

Cheye-Ann graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in international development studies and a dual Masters’ degree in urban planning and Latin American studies.

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November 12, 2020
DURHAM, N.C. – Today, the Center for Responsible Lending released a report outlining higher education policy recommendations that states should enact to avoid repeating the unequal recovery of 2010,...
July 18, 2019 | By Consumers
Our team sat down and spoke with Cheye-Ann Corona, Senior Policy Associate with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), to have her shed some light on common issues in the student loan...
June 26, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Representatives Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of...
May 11, 2019 | By Annie Nova | CNBC
Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make it easier for student loan borrowers to cancel their debt in bankruptcy. The measure, which is supported by 14 Democrats, one Republican and one...