Data Scientist, Community Development and Engagement
Vanessa Palmer is a data scientist in the Community Development and Engagement Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She uses statistical tools and data visualization to help the Bank and its stakeholders better understand issues affecting low- and moderate-income communities. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Fed in 2020, Vanessa’s professional roles focused on supporting a range of organizations—primarily in public education—in designing systems and using data to make evidence-based decisions. Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.