Alexandria Wright is a Senior Research Associate for Economic, Labor Market & Educational Data. She 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 industry, academic program review and economic development partners, designed novel adult education IET and IELCE programming that corresponds to pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships to increase access for underserved populations, and expanded entrepreneurial education through the Small Business Development Centers. She 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 sustainable development 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.