Emily Youssouf is an expert financial adviser, philanthropist, and former NYU professor. She is currently on the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) board. She has worked for the likes of JP Morgan, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Merrill Lynch. With over 30 years of experience in leadership positions, Emily Youssouf has an extensive banking background in housing finance, loan securitization, and structuring innovative financing strategies. Between 2003-2007 she served as president of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). Emily Youssouf graduated from Wagner College with Honors and went on to earn an MA in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.