Leandra English

Senior Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Washington, D.C.


  • National Economic Council (Biden administration)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Obama administration)
  • Office of Management and Budget (Obama administration)
  • New York State Department of Financial Services



  • IRA investment and implementation
  • Clean energy economy
  • Consumer protection and financial services



  • New York University, B.A.
  • London School of Economics, M.S.


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About Leandra

Leandra English currently serves as Senior Advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she works alongside MIT Innovation Fellow Brian Deese on the Clean Investment Monitor project. Prior to joining MIT, she served as the Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the National Economic Council.

Prior to her most recent stint in federal service, English was the Director of Policy for the New York State Department of Financial Services, where she managed the department’s portfolio of policy initiatives involving consumers, financial services, and other issues. 

Before joining DFS, she served in a variety of roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including Acting Director, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. English also held senior roles at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and served as Director of Financial Services Advocacy for the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). 

She received her B.A. from New York University and a M.S. from the London School of Economics.