Julie Siwicki is an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Community and Economic Development (CED) team. She specializes in research design and execution, with an interest in understanding the links between household finance, community, and economic mobility. She previously launched the Consumer Insights research initiative at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program. Prior to that, she supported the US Financial Diaries project to collect and analyze detailed economic data from 235 families across the country. Siwicki has also worked at microfinance organizations in both the United States and Mali, helping to develop their infrastructures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and development from Brown University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from New York University.