Senior CED Visiting Advisor, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sameera Fazili is a senior visiting adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s community and economic development (CED) group specializing in economic mobility and inclusive growth issues. Sameera has spent her career working in domestic and international economic development, with a focus on inclusive economic growth, access to finance, and social enterprise. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, she served as a senior economic policy adviser at the White House’s National Economic Council and at the Treasury Department. Before her time in government, she was a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School, where she taught in the community and economic development program. She also worked at ShoreBank, the nation’s first CDFI bank. Her work in finance has spanned consumer, small business, housing, and microfinance. She received her law degree from Yale Law School and her bachelor of arts in social studies from Harvard College.