Nisha SutariaCED Research Analyst II
Recent Work: Community development financial institutions, workforce development, economic mobility, and impact of rural bank branch closures
Nisha Sutaria is a community and economic development (CED) research analyst II at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from DePaul University and a master's degree in analytics from the University of Chicago. At DePaul, Sutaria wrote her undergraduate thesis on sustainable growth opportunities for microfinance institutions in India. At the University of Chicago, her cowritten research focused on modeling the financial performance resulting from the lending, investment, and operational strategies of U.S. banks focused on community development lending. Before seeking her graduate degree, Sutaria pursued parallel endeavors in the community development banking industry. She was a consultant for GSJ Advisors, where her research contributed to bank client capital raising efforts and wider data reporting initiatives. Additionally, she is one of the founders of social enterprise start-up Mighty Deposits, where she supported pilot operations and led data strategy.