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PROFILE

Shermineh

Financial Economist

Washington, D.C.

The people here hail from a variety of educational, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and the agency values the skills of all its employees.


Education: George Brown College, BS in business administration and computer technology and York University, MA and Ph.D. in economics
Joined OCC:  2013

My Educational Background

I studied business administration and computer networking as an undergraduate. I went on to earn my master’s degree in economics, and then a Ph.D. specializing in financial econometrics.

Why I Chose the OCC

I always expected to be an economist. After earning my Ph.D., I had the option of staying in academia or working in the industry.  I’ve always wanted to continue researching, but also wanted to gain real-world experience. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) allows me to do both, and it offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

My Work

My job is challenging and ever-changing. Depending on the time of year, I can work on a number of different tasks. I primarily conduct statistical analysis and develop econometric methods to support bank examinations that monitor compliance with federal laws and regulations. My areas of focus include anti-money laundering (AML) and fair lending. I also conduct research using statistical modeling and econometric methods in finance.

Professional Development

I don’t know of any other organizations that provide this level of professional development  support. I’ve attended many workshops, seminars, and academic courses over the past few years. I’ve taken classes in statistical analysis, and have also attended conferences for AML and fair lending because that’s my department’s primary focus.

Culture

In a few words, I would describe the OCC as diverse, inclusive, and prestigious. The people here hail from a variety of educational, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. The agency values the skills of all its employees.


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