Heavy.com presents a roundup of facts about Raskin, who, in addition to being an Amherst alumna, trustee and parent, is also a lawyer, civil servant and Duke University faculty member. She is married to U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, lead impeachment manager in the recent Senate trial against former President Donald Trump.
The article notes that Sarah Bloom Raskin was the first woman to be confirmed as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, a role she held from 2014 to 2017. Before that, she served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and was “known for taking a tougher stance on Wall Street” and enforcing regulations to protect bank customers. And even earlier, Raskin was Maryland’s Commissioner of Financial Regulation and worked as a lawyer in the private sector.
The article also mentions Raskin’s education in economics from Amherst, her J.D. from Harvard and her early law career. It names her three children, Tabitha ’19, Hannah ’14 and Tommy ’17; Tommy died by suicide on Dec. 31, 2020.