Ms. Parrish was one of the initial employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her role entailed engaging with lenders and helping to develop the bureau’s strategy and policies related to small-dollar loans offered by banks, nonbanks, and fintech firms. Later, she authored research publications to inform rule-making efforts on small-dollar loans, overdraft programs, and debt collection. Before her work at the bureau, Ms. Parrish spent over 10 years working on policy issues related to financial services, inclusion, and consumer protection. Through this work, she developed expertise in several financial products and services, including student loans, mortgages, and unsecured loans marketed to nonprime consumers, as well as in debt relief strategies.
Ms. Parrish holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.