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 & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
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.