Wright, Melissa

Melissa E. Wright

Associate Director

Background & Experience

Melissa is an Associate Director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Prior to joining ESI, Melissa worked for Teach for America as the Director of Performance Measurement and Evaluation. In this role, she led the facilitation of learning experiences for teams and clients that focused on building skills and knowledge of outcome measurement and improvement

Ms. Wright has extensive experience in the education sector, working as a Project Manager at The School District of Philadelphia where she collaborated with assistant superintendents and principals to strategically plan objectives and preliminary budget needs for upcoming years. She also held roles as an Associate and Data Analyst during her tenure with the District. Additionally, Melissa worked as a Research Fellow at ImpactED, an evaluation and training center based out of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked for clients such as the Delaware Department of Education and the Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders to develop evaluation strategy, synthesize data, and generate improvement recommendations. She also carried out all stages of qualitative analysis including protocol creation, focus group facilitation, and transcript coding.

Ms. Wright received her Master in Education Policy from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a second Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research and Statistical Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Economic Development
  • Public Policy
  • Education Policy