Janet Yellen is the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. An economist by training, she took office after almost 50 years in academia and public service. She is the first person in American history to have led the White House Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department. Secretary Yellen was Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 until 2018. She has served on the advisory boards of the Bloomberg New Economic Forum, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Fix the Debt Coalition, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth Steering Committee. She was elected to the Yale Corporation as an alumni fellow in 2000, serving until 2006.
Secretary Yellen graduated from Brown University and earned her doctorate at Yale. She has received honorary doctorates from Bard College, Brown, the London School of Economics, NYU, the University of Baltimore, the University of Michigan, the University of Warwick and Yale, from which she also received the Wilbur Cross Medal for distinguished achievements in scholarship, teaching, academic administration, and public service.