Trace Dodge’19, Economics & Political Science

Trace Dodge works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of the Director’s Financial Analyst (DFA) rotational fellowship.  His first rotation has been working directly with the Chief Operating Officer and leaders across the Bureau to identify, develop, and implement actionable strategies to drive business transformation and efficient, repeatable, and consistent policies and processes. The second rotation will be with the Office of Supervision Policy and Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending Front Office.

The Director’s Financial Analyst program at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a two-year (with the option to extend to four) rotational fellowship.
In his first rotation, Chase was assigned to the Operations Front Office at the CFPB. He worked directly with the Chief Operating Officer, her deputy and
senior aides to identify, develop and implement actionable strategies to drive business transformation and efficient, repeatable, and consistent policies and
processes across the Bureau. This includes program review, data analysis, process improvement, and program development to inform leadership
decision-making, build a culture of collaboration, and develop best practices.  The second rotation will be with the Office of Supervision Policy and Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending Front Office.  Trace plans to attend law school for a dual JD/MBA.

During his time at UMass, Trace interned in the Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren, was a Legal Assistant at UMass Student Legal Services, and was
a Research Assistant in the Department of Political Science.

While at UMass, he also:
• Played Intramural Hockey
• Participated in the Best Buddies Program
• Became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society