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Kirsten Moy

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Kirsten S. Moy is a Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute. Her most recent research initiative, conducted for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a Visiting Scholar, focused on the application of complexity science to community development.

Until June 30, 2014, she was the Director of Scale Initiatives for the Economic Opportunities Program at Aspen. In this capacity, she was the project manager for the development of two national platforms focused on achieving scale in the nonprofit asset-building industry: i.e., the Asset Platform and the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Platform.

She came to the Institute in 2001 after serving as director for the Community Development Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative, a national research project on the future of community development and community development finance.

Ms. Moy also served as the first director of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining Treasury, she designed products for pension funds and other institutional investors to invest in affordable housing and community development initiatives.

She is the co-author of From Distrust to Inclusion: Insights into the Financial Lives of Very Low Income Consumers and New Pathways to Scale for Community Development Finance among other publications.