Monica Burks serves as policy counsel on CRL’s state policy team. Based in the Durham office, she works with local organizations and lawmakers to end abusive lending practices in their states. She graduated from NC State with a degree in creative writing. Monica attended Carolina Law, focusing her legal scholarship on banking law and housing rights. Prior to entering academia, Monica worked as a credit union loan officer and administrator for four years. After graduating from law school in 2018, she worked as a law clerk for the North Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to joining CRL, Monica was a commercial real estate attorney.