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Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

Vice President, Richmond

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell is a vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Waddell manages the Regional and Community Analysis team, setting the strategic direction for various data products, surveys, and other regional and local analysis produced by the Research Department. In addition, she directs the incorporation of regional information into FOMC policy preparation for the Richmond Fed and regularly contributes research and commentary as part of the group that produces the quarterly CFO Survey. Her other work includes analyzing economic trends, writing for a variety of publications, and doing public presentations on regional and national economic conditions.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed in 2008, Waddell worked as an economist in the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget and at ICF International in Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor's degree from Williams College in 2001 and her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.

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