Melissa Arnold Lyon
Melissa Arnold Lyon is a Ph.D. student in the Politics and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include education politics, federalism, and the interest group dynamics of social and educational policy. Her work has been published in Urban Affairs Review and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prior to attending Teachers College, she was a middle school English teacher with Teach for America and later became manager of teacher leadership development for TFA.