Isaiah Wright

Ph.D. Student
Isaiah Wright began his PhD journey with Evans in 2021. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) as well as a Masters in Public Policy from UCR as well. Prior to Evans he worked for Rady's Children's hospital in San Diego, CA as a contractor to the County of San Diego examining the effectiveness of substance use and mental health programs in the County. Isaiah completed a capstone project during his time at UCR entitled "Understanding Latina Entrepreneurship in the IE" using mixed methods. This project involved a survey design informed by interviews and utilizing ACS data in order to understand the needs of minority business owners in the Inland Empire region. Isaiah has an interest in research pertaining to Urban and social issues revolving around race and inequality, specifically examining spatial relationships. Advised by Dr. Scott Allard, Isaiah works on issues relating to social mobility and non-profits, as well as collaborates with the Evans Policy Innovation Collaborative(EPIC) on Washington State Ballots.
Master’s in Public Policy - Urban and Social Policy; University of California, Riverside
Capstone Project: Understanding Latina Entrepreneurship in the Inland Empire

Bachelor of Arts - Economics; University of California, Riverside