Heather Olsson is a Senior Associate at FIN with global experience as an AML/CFT and sanctions advisor to a range of diversified financial institutions, including wholesale banks, money service businesses, and securities firms. Prior to joining FIN, she was a Consultant with Ernst & Young’s Financial Crimes Compliance practice, where she supported financial institutions with AML and sanctions program development and led gap assessments, risk assessments, independent testing, transaction monitoring look-backs, and Know Your Customer remediations. Her additional experience includes leading field research in Jordan on security issues for USAID’s Office of Water Resources and graduate research on Turkish electoral outcomes for the intelligence community.
Heather holds a Master of Public Administration in International Security Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she was a graduate fellow with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, where she was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa.