Janet Yellen, said to be President Obama's choice to serve under Ben Bernanke at the US Federal Reserve, is known for supporting employment and growth over inflation-cutting measures.
She has taught at the London School of Economics and chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton. Although she's known for supporting employment and growth policies over inflation-cutting measures, Dr. Yellen in her two stints as a Fed policymaker has voted with the majority on each of the 36 votes she participated in, whether the proposed measure was an increase or decease in interest rates.
Here's a look at Yellen's career and life:
2004- present, president of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco