Board of Directors | Board Member
- Company: Oportun
- Title: Senior Director of Public Affairs
Orson Aguilar is Senior Director of Public Affairs at Oportun. Oportun is a financial institution with a mission-based, technology-powered approach to lending money that is designed to be inclusive, affordable, and empowering. By lending money to hardworking, low-to-moderate-income individuals, we help our customers move forward in their lives, demonstrate their creditworthiness, and establish the credit history they need to access new opportunities.
Prior to joining Oportun, Orson was Principal of the Office of Policy and Advocacy at UnidosUS. Prior to that, he served as the President of the Greenlining Institute, a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. Orson worked to connect community leaders with policymakers, researchers and private sector leaders, designing and supporting policies that open doors to opportunity. Mr. Aguilar received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He received his master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs.