Meet the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research’s team of finance, policy, and legal advocates:
Spencer is a Certified Financial Counselor (NACCC, 2019) and JD (University of Berkeley Law, 2018) where their studies emphasized consumer financial protection, prudential regulation, lending discrimination, and civil rights. In 2017, Spencer interned at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Fair Lending, and at Consumer’s Union. Before law school, Spencer worked in various non-profits, including as a counselor offering financial and credit education to clients, and as a communications coordinator, partnership manager, and door-to-door and on-the-street canvass campaign director for nationwide nonprofits in the areas of K12, civil rights, and LGBTQ-rights.
Oliver is the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research’s 2020 Summer Intern. Oliver is a fourth-year student at UC Berkeley where he studies Economics and LGBT Studies. In 2019, he worked alongside a post-doctoral student to map the history of Gilead’s Truvada for PrEP, including market violations and patent infringements. Since 2017, Oliver has volunteered at the Berkeley Free Clinic, a division of the Gay Men’s Health Clinic.
CLEAR is seeking professionals with skills and interest related to LGBTQ financial and economic issues to join our team to help create a more fair & equal economy for all.