Genevieve Melford

Genevieve Melford

Director, Insights and Evidence, Financial Security Program

Genevieve leads Aspen FSP’s Insights and Evidence team, which works to illuminate household financial challenges and identify solutions that can boost financial stability and well-being at scale.

As the Director of Insights and Evidence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP), Genevieve Melford leads a team of talented researchers working to develop data-driven and person-centered insights,  knowledge synthesis, and problem solving among a wide cross-section of experts to illuminate and prioritize critical financial security issues and identify solutions that can improve the financial lives of millions of people.

Prior to joining FSP, Genevieve worked at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she led the Bureau’s work to define, measure, and study the drivers of consumer financial well-being, as well as effectiveness research on financial education and capability strategies. While at the CFPB, she co-chaired the interagency Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)’s Research and Evaluation Committee.  Before that, she served as Director of Research at Prosperity Now, a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for low-income families and communities. Genevieve holds an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.

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