Vice President, Community Development
Laura Choi is Vice President of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, she provides overall strategic direction and leadership of the Community Development team and serves as Community Affairs Officer for the Twelfth Federal Reserve District. Laura is responsible for aligning the community development team’s research and outreach efforts with the broader strategic goals of the Bank, in order to advance economic resilience and mobility for low- and moderate-income communities and underserved households.
Laura previously served as community development research manager at the SF Fed, and co-editor of the Community Development Innovation Review. Her research explored issues related to the practice of cross-sector community development, spanning topics such as healthy communities and financial well-being. She was an editor of What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities, and the Nation, a book jointly published by the SF Fed and Prosperity Now. She also served as the Community Development regional manager for Hawaii, where she partnered with local stakeholders to promote solutions that benefit low-income residents of the state. Prior to joining the SF Fed in 2008, she worked in affordable housing development and management consulting. She earned a BA in Economics and a Master of Public Policy degree, both from the University of California, Berkeley.