Biography

Melody Barnes is co-founder and principal of MBSquared Solutions LLC, a domestic policy strategy firm, and Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives and Senior Fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Ms. Barnes also serves as Chair of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and on the Board of Directors of the Marguerite Casey Foundation. From January 2009 until January 2012, Ms. Barnes was Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. As Director of the Domestic Policy Council, she provided strategic advice to President Obama and worked closely with members of the Cabinet coordinating the domestic policy agenda across the Administration.

Selected Publications