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Ezekiel Gorrocino

Government Relations and Policy Associate

Ezekiel Gorrocino is the government relations and policy associate with the Center for Responsible Lending, joining recently after working with the center's sister organization Self-Help Federal Credit Union in Oakland, CA. At Self-Help Ezekiel worked in the credit union's DACA/DAPA Lending Project, helping immigrants get loans for their immigration applications. In his role at CRL Ezekiel oversees the western states helping coordinate the nonprofit's efforts in fighting predatory loans such as payday, car title, and installment loans.

Prior to joining CRL, Ezekiel was a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs with CORO of Northern California. As a Fellow, Ezekiel gained experience in different fields such as politics, government, business and nonprofits. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Economy and Public Policy. Ezekiel enjoys browsing bookstores, reading in coffee shops, trying new restaurants in the Bay Area, and volunteering in his community.

Research & Policy

Our in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve the state of lending.


June 14, 2018
OAKLAND, CALIF. – Today at a press conference, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a settlement of $67 million in debt relief for former California students of Corinthian Colleges....
April 12, 2018
Oregonians Suffer Liens and Wage Garnishment for Unproven Debts DURHAM, N.C. – Debt buyers are clogging Oregon’s court system with lawsuits often based on sworn statements that the debts are owed...
March 16, 2018
OAKLAND, CALIF. – Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Washington Student Education Loan Bill of Rights into law yesterday, which will provide strong protections for the more than 730,000...
May 3, 2017 | By Mollie Bryant | Oklahoma Watch
Ezekiel Gorrocino, a policy associate for the Center for Responsible Lending, a North Carolina-based nonprofit that fights predatory lending practices, described the legislation as a “prepackaged”...