The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Fields of interest Economic education, macroeconomics, emerging markets
Maria Carmelita Recto is an economic education analyst. She is responsible for communicating with and educating the public about the Federal Reserve's role in setting monetary policy and promoting financial stability. Ms. Recto also assists in conducting various Bank education initiatives.
Before joining the Bank in 2012, she worked at Deutsche Bank Group as a valuations associate for the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Recto earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.