OppLoans Writing Staff

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Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin is a writer, comedian, and a full-time content manager for OppLoans. He graduated with a BFA in TV Writing from Tisch School of the Arts in New York City.
Kelly Zimmerman

Kelly Zimmerman

As OppLoans' lead editor, Kelly Zimmerman oversees content for consumers who are looking for both short-term and long-term financial answers. Prior to joining OppLoans, she spent eight years leading publications in both the print and digital space. She has a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and has been published with national publications and newswires, such as The Associated Press, McClatchy Newspapers, and MarketWatch.com.
Alex Huntsberger

Alex Huntsberger

Alex Huntsberger has covered loans, credit scores, and personal finance for OppLoans since 2015. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and a regular contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Matt Pelkey

Matt Pelkey

Matt Pelkey is the director of OppU. He holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a master’s from Notre Dame, where he taught as a graduate fellow. Previously, he worked for the consumer-advocacy nonprofits Public Citizen and Center for Science in the Public Interest, and as a journalist.
Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose has been a copywriter with OppLoans since 2018, and developing her writing expertise since 2011.  She covers personal finance and financial education, and has interviewed professionals at Jump$tart, Junior Achievement, and state boards of education, among others. She resides in Chicago with her dog, Huey.