Lydia leads CSGF’s work with public charter school networks in Colorado, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Over the last decade, she has supported the CSGF Tennessee Fund and CSGF’s strategy and knowledge management initiatives. Prior to joining CSGF, Lydia worked as a reporter for Congressional Quarterly (CQ) in Washington, DC, where she covered federal education policy. While at CQ, Lydia published more than 150 articles on early childhood, K-12, and higher education policy. Lydia has a BA in US history from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from the Yale School of Management.