Anisha Steephen is a Community Development Officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions. Anisha leads originations and underwriting of economic development real estate projects driven by mission-driven organizations throughout New York City. Her career is focused in successful public-private partnerships that support investments and asset building in low-wealth communities. Previously, she was in the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs and at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Anisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a M.C.R.P. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a co-author of the book Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning (2015).