Olivia Chen

Lead Writer  |  Small-business lending, business finance

Olivia Chen comes to NerdWallet with more than five years of experience in the community development financial institution industry, particularly working with minority- and women-owned business enterprises and low- to moderate-income small businesses. She is certified through the American Bankers Association in Business and Commercial Lending.

Working closely with business owners across industries and communities, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic, Olivia gained perspective on the importance of small businesses in our economy and empathy for what small-business owners face every day. She brings that perspective to NerdWallet and the small-businesses team.

  • Education: B.A. in anthropology from University of Notre Dame
  • Credentials: ABA Certified in Business and Commercial Lending
  • Previous experience: Colorado Enterprise Fund Inc., TruFund Financial Services Inc.