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Buffalo Co-Lab

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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Yuan Chen

Yu An Chen
ILR '22
High Road Fellowships - Buffalo, NY
Western New York Law Center
WORK HIGHLIGHTS

• Published an 80 page report on reinvestment opportunities and bank profitability in underserved communities. 

• Constructed an interactive database of over 50 reinvestment coalitions across the country. This resulted in direct partnerships between the BNCRC and other coalitions.

• Facilitated a banking tour with financial regulators from the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Department of Finance.

• Researched the ways that banks can enhance their bottom line by reinvesting in the communities they often priotize profiting from over serving.

BUFFALO HIGHLIGHT

Enjoyed exploring different places for Buffalo wings. Currently, Duff’s is in the lead with their BBQ and Medium wings.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

Enjoyed the bus tour of Buffalo on our first day. This was an eye opening experience illustrating the social and economic disparities on the East and West Sides.

INTERESTS

Red Cross, Guiding Eyes dogs, Asian American studies, La Croix, cows, boba, public finance, corporate social responsiblity, impact investing.

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL SKILLS

Basic proficiency in Mandarin, Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Squarespace, and Wix. Master proficiency in making bubble tea.

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