Elaine Golden

Financial Health Network

As a member of the program team, Elaine conducts research and provides advisory services to help improve the financial health of individuals and communities. Elaine believes our economic and social systems should better serve our communities and help people live free of financial worry. She is interested in developing innovative ways to reduce economic risks and help folks get through hard times.

Elaine received a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University where she concentrated on economic policy. She completed a B.A. in mathematics and international studies at the University of Miami. 

Elaine lives in Chicago and enjoys live music, comedy and theater.

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