Priscilla Hamilton is a senior research analyst at the Milken Institute, focusing on economic development and policy issues in California and the United States. Hamilton’s recent projects include A Hollywood Exit (2014) and Where Banks are Few, Payday Lenders Thrive (2013), and she has written for online and print media outlets including the Sacramento Bee and Yahoo Finance. She has had several public speaking engagements on workforce development issues and has presented research at the annual ESRI GIS User Conference.
In the past, she worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Carter Center, where she conducted spatial analysis on a project assessing the broadcast range of the media in relation to electoral and demographic data in 12 Latin American countries. She received her bachelor’s degree in international affairs and modern language from Georgia Tech and a master’s in public policy from the University of Southern California.