James van Opstal
James (Jamey) van Opstal joined the Payment Cards Center as a research assistant in July after graduating from Haverford College in May with a B.A. in economics and a minor in East Asian studies. While at Haverford, he played for the school's lacrosse team and served on the honor council and on student council. In addition, he spent the summer before his senior year working with an economics professor at Haverford on research regarding social preferences and their effect on giving. Jamey is excited to be part of the Payment Cards Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Stephanie (Steph) Wilshusen joined the Payment Cards Center as an industry specialist in May 2009. Before joining the Bank, she served as associate director of the Financial Services Research Program at George Washington University and as assistant director and senior research associate at Georgetown University's Credit Research Center. Her research and publications include analyses of consumer credit markets and payment behavior. We are happy to have Steph join us in the Payment Cards Center.