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Lucia Mattox

Director of Western States Outreach & Senior Policy Associate

Lucia Mattox is the director of western states outreach and senior policy manager, sitting on CRL’s State Policy and Outreach teams and working on debt collection, criminal legal system debt, small dollar lending and student loan issues. In her previous role with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), she supported the CEO in expanding and deepening the organization’s impact to ensure black men and boys across the country thrive.

Prior to joining CBMA, she served as the community outreach associate on the External Relations team for Achievement First, a network of 30 high-performing K-12 public charter schools in traditionally underserved communities across Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In this role, she executed several initiatives to engage and partner with families, community leaders and elected officials in improving education outcomes for black and brown students.

Hailing from San Francisco, Lucia received her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies with a specialization in Sociology from Barnard College. She is currently based in CRL’s Oakland office, and loves to travel, cook, and bicycle around the city!

Research & Policy

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


October 27, 2022
Washington, D.C. – The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) today expressed support for the Protecting Wages of Essential Workers Act of 2022 (Protecting Wages...
August 27, 2022 | By Nathaniel Lee | NBC
"For folks who have higher debt loads, they're actually getting their wages garnished or seized at really high rates," according to Lucia Mattox, senior policy manager at the Center for Responsible...
August 2, 2022
New report supports movement to end cash bail in San Francisco Bay Area and across the U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report released today by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)...
February 7, 2022
Washington D.C.— Lucia Mattox, the director of western states outreach and senior policy associate at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) made the following statement in response to recent...