Jocelyn Velazquez

Senior Lender, IFF

Jocelyn Velazquez is Senior Lender at IFF, a community development financial institution (CDFI). IFF is a Midwest-based lender, real estate consultant, and developer that supports nonprofits undergoing community facility projects. In her role, she is responsible for deal origination and underwriting activities across Northwest Indiana and Illinois. Prior to IFF, Jocelyn worked as an investment banking analyst for Aon Corporation’s Investment Solutions team.

Jocelyn received her B.A. in Economics and Business from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Jocelyn is deeply passionate about supporting individuals and organizations investing in communities of color to advance racial equity. She currently serves as Board Treasurer for Star Farm Chicago, a urban nonprofit farm and landscaping service organization located in Back of the Yards and Finance Co-Chair for Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (NYNoN) of Chicago.