Member Profile

Kristen MuetzelKirsten Muetzel

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


What do you like most about being a member of the FWSF community?
Interacting and learning from dynamic women with broad experiences in financial services who represent a range of perspectives given the multi-generational quality of the group. It's exciting to engage with women at all stages of their financial careers.
When you were 10 years old, what were your career aspirations?
To wear a suit to work each day in an urban/downtown office environment, ride an elevator in a tall office building, and to have a seat at the table such that people around the table valued my opinion. I was also trying to figure out how to integrate dreams of space travel, entrepreneurship and politics into that vision (I still haven't worked that out).
What is your favorite part of your job?
The ability to always be learning while also making a difference. By working at the Federal Reserve, I'm playing a (small) part in supporting a safe, reliable financial system for not only my neighbors, but for people throughout the world. The global reach of what this institution does is truly awe-inspiring, and I'm honored to play a part in our mission.

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Working in another language/culture and forging lifelong relationships through those experiences.

What talent would you most like to have and why?
Opera singer. I love opera and would be delighted if I could carry a tune, and even better if I was able to sing opera.

Best Part of the Past Year
I returned to work after having a baby. It was a challenging transition with an identify shift for me, and offered a lot of surprises and growth opportunities.

What is your top career tip?
Be curious.

Do you have any recent news that you would like to share?
I live in Marin and would enjoy meeting other FWSF members in Marin.


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