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President Nominates Alum for Consumer Role

Tanya Otsuka ’22 named to National Credit Union Board with Biden's backing.

Tanya Otsuka ’11 

BC Law alum Tanya Otsuka ’11 was officially sworn in as a board member of the National Credit Union Administration on January 8. She was nominated by President Joe Biden in September and confirmed by the United States Senate in December.

“[My main goal] is to make sure that we have a safe, strong, or resilient credit union system,” Otsuka told The Heights, Boston College’s newspaper. “Part of that is making sure that consumers are protected and have access to the financial products and financial services that they need.”

Otsuka joins the NCUA after serving as counsel for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She had previously worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation after clerking for the agency during her time at BC.

Professor David Wirth spoke highly of Otsuka and her commitment to the sort of public service at the heart of BC’s mission: “It’s a pleasure to see our students go out and succeed so spectacularly,” Wirth said. “Especially contributing to the Jesuit ideal of men and women for others.”

Read more in The Heights.