Matthew Rigsby

Research Analyst



B.A. in Business Administration: Villanova University
Ed.M. in Education Policy: Harvard University


As a Research Analyst on the quantitative team, Matthew conducts data analyses for a variety of projects, including RFA’s study of early childhood literacy and RFA’s evaluation of various arts and athletic afterschool programs. Matthew’s work also focuses on understanding the obstacles minority college students face when entering the finance industry. As a quantitative researcher, Matthew excels at multiple regression analysis, multi-level modeling, implementation measurement and analysis, and survey design and implementation. Prior to joining RFA, Matthew worked at Research Schools International in Boston, where he studied the link between social-emotional learning and student stress levels. Matthew also worked abroad as a teacher and researcher, with stints in Durban, South Africa, and Seoul, South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University in 2010 and a master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard University in 2017.