Eliisa Frazier is the Director of Racial Equity & Impact Lending at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) where she leads the development of new financial products, initiatives, and impact assessment tools intended to advance racial equity in community development finance. Her work includes leading the development of LIIF’s new impact-risk-profitability framework for lending, loan products to accelerate the growth of Black-led affordable housing development firms, and a racial equity assessment tool for charter school lending. Prior to taking this role, Eliisa originated community facility loans for charter schools, health centers, and mixed-use projects as a Senior Loan Officer in LIIF’s Northeast region. Prior to joining LIIF in 2016, Eliisa worked in Wells Fargo’s Middle Market banking group where she was a Relationship Manager and Portfolio Manager in St. Louis, Missouri and New York City, underwriting a variety of commercial and industrial businesses. Her experience prior to making the switch to financial services includes publicity at Penguin Group (USA), program management at a non-profit educational technology company, and several stints as a volunteer tax preparer with the VITA program in Brooklyn, NY. Eliisa holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she was a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. She was born and raised in New York City and identifies as biracial, Black/African-American, and Finnish.