Nathan Arnosti contributes to the state policy initiative at Brookings Metro under the direction of John Ratliff, Fellow and Director of Policy Innovation. In this role, he studies how states can work with cities to promote economic inclusion and innovation. Additionally, he provides research support for Brookings Vice President and Metropolitan Policy Program Director Amy Liu for public appearances on issues related to economic development, economic inclusion, regional governance, spatial divides, demographic change, technological innovation, and more. Previously, he served as Communications Director for a New York State legislator and as a press officer for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and History from Middlebury College.