Jordana Barton

Jordana supports the Federal Reserve System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community and economic development. Her focus areas include the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), workforce development, digital inclusion, financial education, affordable housing, small business development, and community development finance. Jordana is lead author of “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border” (2015), and author of “Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations” (2016). 2018 publications include Preparing Workers for the Expanding Digital Economy, Telehealth: A Tool for Addressing Persistent Health Challenges on the Texas-Mexico Border, and Telehealth Initiatives Highlight the Need to Close the Digital Divide. Jordana serves on the Steering Committee for the Digital Inclusion Alliance San Antonio and the collective impact project, Digital Opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley. She is on the Board of Directors of SA2020 and on the Advisory Board of the Texas Health Improvement Network of the University of Texas System. In 2018 she received the “Federal Policy Champion Award” from the Coalition for Local Internet Choice and the “Community Broadband Hero of the Year Award” from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Jordana grew up in the rural South Texas community of Benavides. She holds an MPA from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.