Riani is a Senior Research Coordinator at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP). In this role, she contributes to the production of content, events, and activities aimed at sourcing, synthesizing, and communicating consumer insights and other research to promote understanding of critical challenges facing Americans’ financial security, and the solutions that can meaningfully improve household financial stability and well-being. More specifically, she works to inform and support the integration of Person-Centered Policy and Program Design methods into the work of the Insights and Evidence team and more broadly across the work of Aspen FSP.
Prior to this role, Riani was a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center, where she supported partner organizations with program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy projects to bridge the gaps between local efforts and national public policy. Riani is a 2020 graduate of Wake Forest University where she earned her B.A. in Politics and International Affairs.