Riani Carr (she/her) is a strong believer that policy change starts with community expertise.
Currently, Riani is a Senior Research Coordinator at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP). In her role, she advances and implements the Person-Centered Insights approach and methodology across Aspen FSP's portfolio of work—including wealth, benefits, and the design and delivery of cash-transfer policies. What Riani considers the most meaningful part of her work is her management of Aspen FSP’s Community Advisory Group and the relationships she’s cultivated with the members, whose lived and professional expertise ground, strengthen, and challenge her work.
Riani is a proud alum of the 27th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and earned a B.A. in Politics and International Affairs, with minors in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Wake Forest University. Riani calls Silver Spring, Maryland home and loves to travel and find new hobbies.