Julapa Jagtiani is Senior Special Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and a Fellow member of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Previously, Jagtiani was a senior economist at the Chicago Fed and Kansas City Fed. Before joining the Fed, she was Associate Professor of Finance at Baruch College, CUNY. At the Federal Reserve, Julapa has participated in several supervisory policy projects, including serving on the Federal Reserve Fintech Task Force. She has published articles in top finance journals. Her recent research has focused on Fintech lending and the roles of Big data and ML in bank supervision. She also serves as a Fintech subject matter expert at the Philly Fed. Outside the Fed, Julapa serves on the Leadership Council Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship recipient. Julapa received her PhD and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.