Kiley O’Meara is an education consultant while formally a senior researcher with Policy Analysis for California Education. In that role, she partnered with schools, districts, nonprofits, and foundations dedicated to improving K–12 education. She specializes in investigating the change process: the practices, tools, and levers that support improvement; the contexts that inspire innovation; and the habits, mindsets, and behaviors that promote growth. She has worked for and with foundations and nonprofits, and has taught high school English. O'Meara received her MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.