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Aracely Panameño
Director of Latino Affairs
Phone: (202) 349-1875
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Center for Responsible Lending
910 17th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006


Type of Asset Work
Financial Sector Expert, Policy advocate/policymaker

Area(s) of Expertise
Debt & Credit, Home Ownership, Financial Education, Financial Products & Services, Wealth Disparities

Specific Population Focus
African Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Immigrants, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians

Aracely Panameño is a Latina leader, activist, and spokesperson at the domestic and international level. For more than 20 years, she has worked in Latina women's health, migrant workers, education, immigration, and economic justice issues. She is a published author, accomplished public speaker, media commentator, reporter and columnist, strategic grassroots organizer and coalition builder and direct lobbyist. She joined the Center for Responsible Lending in December of 2004 as director for Latino affairs.

Aracely holds a bachelor's degree in business management from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and is MBA in Finance candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.