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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.


July 20, 2022 | By Jaylon Herbin & Wisdom Cole | The Hill
To take her first steps onto the storied yard of her dream school, Bianca Jones didn’t just get the grades and write a strong application; she applied for five different types of financial aid,...
June 22, 2022 | By Tanya Christian | Ebony
“The Biden-Harris administration announced almost exactly one year ago that it was taking steps to ‘narrow the racial wealth gap and reinvest in communities that have been left behind by failed...
June 22, 2022 | By Adam S. Minsky | Forbes
“Cancelling $50,000 in student loan debt is the minimum needed to begin addressing the racial wealth gap,” said Jaylon Herbin, policy and outreach manager and student loan lead at the Center for...
June 21, 2022
Advocates highlight benefits of cancellation to all borrowers, and particularly to Black and women borrowers, who bear the brunt of the debt burden. Washington, D.C. – Sixty civil rights,...