Rachel Schneider is senior vice president at the Center for Financial Services Innovation, an organization dedicated to improving the financial health of Americans. Rachel is a sought-after expert who speaks and publishes broadly about issues in consumer finance, offering frank, insightful assessments of the financial challenges facing the majority of Americans. Her research has been featured in the nation’s top publications, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and many others, and she speaks frequently at a broad spectrum of events, from Money2020 to Federal Reserve Board, FDIC and CFPB conferences to CFED’s Assets Learning Conference. Though she began her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co., Rachel credits her commitment to the potential for innovative finance to solve major social problems to her days as a VISTA Volunteer (now AmeriCorps). She holds a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from UC Berkeley.