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Jaylon Herbin

Outreach & Policy Manager

Jaylon Herbin is an outreach associate and policy manager for the Center for Responsible Lending. In this role, he focuses on outreach development and student loan debt. Prior to joining CRL, Jaylon served as the district liaison for Congresswoman Alma Adams, North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, where he was responsible for stakeholder engagement and policy review through constituent services. Throughout his professional career, Jaylon has cultivated his skills in relationship building, organizing, and advocating.

Jaylon graduated with a B.A degree in political science from Winston-Salem State University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in public policy from the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. In his spare time, Jaylon enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, coaching basketball, and playing golf.

Research & Policy

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


May 10, 2022
WASHINGTON – New research released today by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) shows that cancelling $10,000 of federal student loan debt—the minimal amount most often discussed— would only...
April 19, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education announced today changes to its income-driven repayment (IDR) programs that will allow thousands of borrowers to receive immediate relief. About 40,...
April 6, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden Administration announced today that it will extend the federal student loan payment pause until August 31st, 2022. In response, Jaylon Herbin, outreach and policy...
February 25, 2022 | By Jaylon Herbin | Blavity
Read an op-ed by CRL's Jaylon Herbin on the $1.7 trillion student debt crisis that is further widening our country’s racial wealth gap