Lisa Snell serves as the director of K-12 education policy partnerships at the Charles Koch Institute.
Prior to joining CKI, Snell served as the director of education and child welfare at the Reason Foundation where she oversaw research and outreach on school choice and school finance reform efforts. She has testified before the California state legislature and numerous government agencies and has authored policy studies on school finance and weighted student funding, universal preschool, school violence, charter schools and child advocacy centers. In 2015, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Snell to the Classrooms First Commission to help redesign school funding in the state.
Earlier in her career, Snell coached Forensics and Debate and taught public speaking and argumentation courses at California State University, Fullerton where she earned a master’s degree in communication and rhetoric.