Yellen was born in 1946 and grew up the daughter of a doctor on Ridge Boulevard, graduating from Fort Ham in 1963.Brooklyn is the nexus of all things.
She went on to graduate summa cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and got her PhD from Yale University. She taught at esteemed institutions like Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the London School of Economics. She served on the Fed’s Board of Governors — which oversees the central bank — and as the president and chief operating officer of its West Coast branch, based in San Francisco.
I still can't get over the outrageous good fortune of September: (1) no Larry Summers nomination (2) no war with Syria and last but not least (3) deBlasio winning the Democratic primary.