Nick Bourke

Director

Nick Bourke directs Pew's research on consumer needs and perceptions, market practices, and potential regulation of payday and other small-dollar loan providers.

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Alex Horowitz

Senior Research Officer

Alex Horowitz guides research for Pew’s consumer finance project, which focuses on how small-dollar loans and consumer banking can be made safer and more transparent.

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Gabriel Kravitz

Senior Associate

Gabriel Kravitz is a senior associate with Pew’s consumer finance project, providing research and analysis on payday loans to policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders at the state level. Before coming to Pew, Kravitz worked as a community organizer in Minnesota on local and statewide campaigns to prevent home foreclosures in the wake of the Great Recession and to address the racial wealth gap. Kravitz holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University.

Tara Roche

Manager, Research

Tara Roche is a manager with Pew’s consumer finance project, conducting original analyses of consumer needs and perceptions, market practices, and potential regulation of payday and other small-dollar loan providers. She also works to develop policy recommendations designed to protect consumers from harmful practices and promote safe, transparent credit. Roche holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in public policy from Rutgers University. 

Rachel Siegel

Senior Associate

Rachel Siegel is a senior associate with Pew’s consumer finance project, conducting original research on transaction accounts (checking, prepaid cards, and mobile payments) to inform efforts to improve their safety and transparency. She also represented Pew on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force. Before coming to Pew, Siegel worked for Santander Bank and Century Bank, and interned at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in economics from Boston University.