Michelle Lerner

Communications Director

Michelle Lerner is the communications director at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where she leads the Institute’s relationships with the press, develops communications and outreach strategies, and serves as the Fordham "brand czar." She started at Fordham as the media relations and outreach manager, where she led Fordham's social-media content and events. Prior to joining Fordham, Michelle worked as communications manager for the American Federation for Children, a national school-choice advocacy organization, and as an associate at a federal lobbying firm.  She holds a BA in Journalism from Boston University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University.