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Samira Rajan

CEO, Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Samira Rajan is CEO of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, a certified CDFI that offers affordable and transparent financial products to thousands of low to moderate-income people. She is also the Director of the credit union's 501(c)(3) affiliate, Grow Brooklyn. Samira has been with the credit union from its first year when she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. After the year of service was complete, she joined as full-time staff in 2002 as loan officer and has taken on increasing levels of responsibility ever since. In 2010, Samira was recognized by Crain’s New York magazine as one of New York City’s top 40 business ‘rising stars’ under the age of 40. Her educational background includes a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She was raised in Queens, New York, and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.