Olivia Calderon

Chief Strategist for Special Populations, Office of Financial Empowerment, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

At the CFPB, Ms. Calderon expands financial capability services to low-income and economically vulnerable consumers who often face complex challenges in the marketplace as they strive to gain access to safe and affordable financial products and services. Additionally, she builds and maintains federal, state, and local partnerships to reach underserved consumers in special populations, including: people with disabilities, at-risk youth, justice involved individuals, new immigrants and refugees, consumers in Native and rural communities, people who are experiencing homelessness, and low-wage workers.

Prior to the CFPB, She served as Director of Financial Empowerment at the Economic and Workforce Development Department in the City of Los Angeles, Legislative Director at the New America Foundation in California, Director of Asset-Building at the New America Foundation in California, Legislative Staff in the California State Legislature, and Associate Consultant at the Transportation Committee of the State Assembly in the California State Legislature. Ms. Calderon is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA, studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo as National Security Education Program scholar, and was awarded the prestigious American Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshal Fund of the United States.

Olivia Calderon