As a policy analyst, Riley conducts analysis of regional economic and policy issues for the Center. His research interests include education policy, income inequality, and urban and regional economics. Originally from Fall River, MA, Riley holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a BA in History from Boston College. Prior to graduate school, Riley worked at Ostiguy High School, a high school for students in recovery from drug addiction in Boston. He has also worked as a research analyst for Citizens for Citizens Inc., a community action agency in Fall River, MA. Riley's favorite place in New England is the Westport River in Westport, MA.