Riley Webster joined MEF Associates in 2017. She is interested in evaluating policy solutions designed to help vulnerable populations and strengthen economic opportunity. Riley has experience with qualitative and quantitative research, including benefit-cost analysis.
Riley works on projects related to employment training, child support, and TANF. These projects include cost analyses of subsidized employment programs, an evaluation of the use of procedural justice-informed strategies in the child support system, and a study of TANF office organizational culture. Riley is also currently working on a project to identify the needs of independent contractors in the state of Washington.
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.