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 and community development, coalition building, regional analysis
Shira Gans is a program and relationship director. She develops key relationships and manages production of events relating to small business, housing, financial education and consumer debt.
Ms. Gans' prior positions include policy analyst for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer where she was responsible for the borough president's food and economic development policy portfolios; senior budget analyst in the Economic Development Task Force at the New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget; federal investigator at the San Francisco district office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and legal team member monitoring mental health care in California prisons.
Ms. Gans holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley.