Alexandria Wright is a Senior Research Associate for Economic Mobility, Postsecondary, and Workforce.
Wright has been engaged in the field of regional economic development and labor economics for 15 years, emphasizing resilient communities and workforce development. She has served as director for economic and workforce development divisions at three community college districts where she provided economic & labor analysis for academic program review, employers, and economic development partners; designed high-impact adult education IET and IELCE programming using pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship models to increase access for underserved populations; and expanded entrepreneurial education through the Small Business Development Centers.
Wright specializes in strategic planning to build strong economies in rural America and American Indian Nations, and the design of key performance indicators across economic, social, and environmental dimensions of a community. Alexandria publishes in the field of regional sciences and currently serves as adjunct faculty in Economics at Cal Lutheran University.
She holds an extended BS in Economics, a MA in Public Policy and a Ph.D. from the School of Politics & International Affairs at Northern Arizona University.