Northwestern Board Member: February 2010 - July 2013
Lena Robinson is a regional manager in community development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco covering the area of northern California. In this capacity she works to increase access to capital, credit and banking services for low-income communities and residents in compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. This objective is achieved in part by providing technical assistance and training on successful initiatives and programs, convening key stakeholders to identify community development needs, and facilitating partnerships between financial institutions and community-based organizations. Outcomes from such partnerships may result in increased affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization; loans and training for emerging small businesses; and services targeted to low-income individuals. Lena is also a board member of NHS East Bay.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Lena worked as the housing coordinator for international students at UC Davis Extension. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs with an emphasis on rural African development from Ohio University, and a bachelor’s in Japanese from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.