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Surekha Carpenter

Surekha Carpenter is an intermediate research analyst on the Richmond Fed’s Regional and Community Analysis team. She provides data analysis and mapping for community development research initiatives. As one of her main focuses, she helps lead the Federal Reserve’s national survey of community development financial institutions.

Carpenter joined the Richmond Fed in 2015 as a community development intern. In that role, she explored banking access in the Appalachian region as well as improving food access through local intermediaries. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in economics and environmental policy from the College of William and Mary.