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Sameera Fazili

Senior CED Adviser

Atlanta Office
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

  • Biography

    Sameera Fazili is a senior adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) group specializing in economic mobility issues. She 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 policy adviser at the White House's National Economic Council where she covered retirement, consumer finance, and community and urban development. Previously, she worked at the Treasury Department, first on issues of domestic policy ranging from community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to housing finance to small business finance, and then as a senior adviser to the undersecretary for international affairs where she served as chief of staff. Before her time in government, she was a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School, where she helped lead the community and economic development clinical 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.
  • Publications

    Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development Discussion Papers

    Can Community Development Improve Health? Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration between the Health and Community Development Sectors
    Sameera Fazili
    Discussion Paper 2017-3 (December 2017)
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format


    Sameera Fazili and Mary Hirt. "The Quest for Durable and Inclusive Economic Growth." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July/August 2016).

    Podcast Episodes podcast

    Sameera Fazili. "Our Region as a Whole Would Benefit": A Conversation about the Social Determinants of Health." Economy Matters podcast. August 30, 2018.