Thoughts about international trade and other topics that occupy my daylight hours.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
One impressive public servant
Source: U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece from today's New York Times profiling Lael Brainard, our present Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. As a civil servant, I find her example an inspiring one: she is an extraordinarily talented economist and could have built a successful career without ever setting foot in government -- yet she chose to serve. And by all accounts, she has done an exceptional job. It is also inspiring to see a woman take such an influential role in a field, international finance, that has been all-too-overwhelmingly male-dominated for a very long time. She's the highest-ranking female Treasury official in history (at least according to her Wikipedia page).
Keep up the great work, Lael!