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Rochelle Sparko

Director of NC Policy

Rochelle Sparko is an attorney with 15 years of experience. Her career has included representing individual clients in administrative proceedings, bankruptcy court and civil litigation at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and the North Carolina Justice Center. Rochelle comes to CRL after six years directing the policy work of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, where her responsibilities included government relations work at the state and federal levels, coalition management, and communicating policy information to members and supporters of the organization. She looks forward to bringing her skills to CRL, and to returning to consumer protection work. In her free time, Rochelle runs an urban farm.


July 9, 2022
It would be a game changer,” said Rochelle Sparko, director of NC policy at the Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending, which has advocated for...
July 8, 2022 | By Hannah Lang | Charlotte Observer
In North Carolina, about 1.3 million borrowers have student loans and owe about $48 billion, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.
May 12, 2022
Auto repair chains like Charlotte-based Meineke, and local repair shops nationwide are steering customers to predatory lenders engaged in deceptive and abusive practices, charging up to 189% APR...
October 25, 2021 | By Clayton Henkel | NC Policy Watch
Listen to a discussion of the state of the national student loan debt crisis and some relief that the Biden administration has made available.