Lynn Meissner

Lynn Meissner

TITLE: Project Manager

Lynn Meissner is a project manager at the Youth Policy Lab. She has a doctorate in Human Development and Social Policy from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the transition from high school to postsecondary education and the workforce. She is interested in how young people develop their educational and occupational aspirations and the role of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and other structural interventions in helping people reach their goals.

Lynn is passionate about critically examining the values and priorities of our social systems and supporting systemic changes to create a more just, equitable, healthy, diverse, and collectively-oriented society. She has deep experience in social justice organizing spaces and works to build a more beautiful future in all areas of her life.