Hanna Melnick

Research and Policy Associate

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Hanna Melnick is a member of LPI’s Early Childhood Learning and Deeper Learning teams, with a focus on California policy. She is the lead author of Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning In the Context of New Accountability and co-leads an analysis of California’s early childhood landscape.

Melnick taught for four years in California as a Teach for America corps member in the San Jose Unified School District and later in an Aspire Public School in East Palo Alto. After leaving the classroom, Melnick worked for Berkeley Unified School District and Pivot Learning Partners on issues related to California’s Local Control Funding Formula. She also consulted for the Alameda Early Care and Education Council on the coordination of public preschool and subsidized childcare and served as a researcher for the Center for Cities and Schools. Prior to her work in California, Melnick was a Stride Rite Public Service Fellow in Bolivia, where she taught at a boarding school for indigenous women.

Melnick holds an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She received her B.A. from Harvard University with a concentration in Social Studies and a citation in Spanish.

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