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Veronica Ruiz Petraitis

ODI Program Associate II

Veronica Ruiz Petraitis is a program associate II in the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity (ODEIO) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She assists with internal Cleveland Reserve Bank diversity initiatives by creating content, curating resources for employees, facilitating educational courses, coordinating events and programming, and supporting employees’ engagement and career growth. Ms. Ruiz Petraitis also engages with external stakeholders to increase diversity in the Bank’s hiring pools by building partnerships with colleges and universities in the Fourth Federal Reserve District served by the Bank.

Ms. Ruiz Petraitis joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in May 2019 as an intern in Corporate Communications and Engagement. The following summer, she transferred to People Resources and joined the Bank full-time in August 2021.

Ms. Ruiz Petraitis is currently a board member of the Young Latino Network and was recognized as one of the 100+ Latinos Cleveland Must Know in 2023.

Ms. Ruiz Petraitis holds a BA in psychology and a BA in Spanish, along with a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and certificates in Latin American studies and Spanish–English translation studies, from the University of Cincinnati. She also obtained an MA in psychology with a concentration in industrial organizational psychology at the same institution.