I-Hsing Sun teaches Personal Finance Management and Financial Counseling Skills at the Columbia School of Social Work. Ms. Sun works at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment, which helps educate, empower and protect low-income consumers in the financial services marketplace. As the Assistant Commissioner of Financial Empowerment Programs, she oversees all of the programmatic work including: the Financial Empowerment Centers and broader Financial Education Network, asset building and financial services focusing on safe and affordable products, and tax-time initiatives to connect low-income New Yorkers with free and low-cost tax services and the tax credits that they deserve.
Prior to working for the City, Ms. Sun was responsible for a multimillion dollar portfolio at the Robin Hood Foundation where she advised the executive directors of organizations and also developed economic metrics used to evaluate the impact of the workforce and government benefits programs on the individuals served. She also implemented an initiative in partnership with the NYC Department of Education to improve reading achievement in low-income elementary schools. Ms. Sun previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Price Waterhouse. She serves on the boards of and has consulted to several non-profit organizations, including Sustainable South Bronx, Boys & Girls Club of America and FINCA-Malawi. She received a B.S. from New York University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.