Riley Webster joined MEF Associates as a Research Assistant in 2017. She is interested in evaluating policy solutions designed to help vulnerable populations and strengthen economic opportunity. Her research interests include workforce development strategies designed to help the long-term unemployed.
Riley is currently working on evaluations related to employment training and workforce development. These projects include an evaluation of states’ use of technology-based learning in workforce training and a cost-benefit analysis of a subsidized employment program. Riley is also involved with a TANF office organizational culture study.
Prior to joining MEF, Riley interned on Capitol Hill as well as at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers where her research involved international trade and technology policy.
Riley holds a Master of Public Policy Degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Riley enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and learning to play the fiddle.