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Panelist Biography

Karyen Chu

Chief, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: October 14, 2016

Karyen Chu is Chief of Consumer Research and Examination Analytics in the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. Ms. Chu and her team conduct consumer finance research, including work on the FDIC Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, and perform analyses to support the FDIC’s policy-making, supervision and enforcement activities. Previously, Ms. Chu was a health policy researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, where she worked on studies of Medicaid managed care and health care market changes. Ms. Chu received her PhD in Economics and her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts from Occidental College.