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Alison Shott

Community Engagement Associate

Phone: (215) 574-3970
Fax: (215) 574-2512
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Alison Shott joined the Community Development and Regional Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in June 2019. In her role as a community engagement associate, she conducts outreach and represents the Reserve Bank with stakeholders across the Third District to promote community development in low- and moderate-income communities.

Prior to joining the Bank, Shott was a director at Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economics and public policy consulting firm, where she led projects on community revitalization, workforce development, and small business growth. Shott previously worked in outreach and research for a number of nonprofits and university institutes, including the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, the Social Economic and Sustainability Research Network, and the Society of Graduate Students.

Shott has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, a master’s degree from Acadia University, and a bachelor’s degree from American University, all in political science. In 2009–2010, she was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Fields of Interest

  • Workforce development
  • Innovative finance
  • Equitable development
  • Capacity building