Lyria has broad experience within the education sector. She joins the foundation from Double Line, an education technology consulting company where she spent four years implementing Ed-Fi technology solutions in districts and state education agencies to solve their data interoperability challenges. Prior to Double Line, Lyria spent four years working at KIPP Austin Public Schools as director of operations and director of finance. During her time at KIPP Austin, she expanded the district’s footprint from one to two Austin locations, opened four new schools, and built an on-site kitchen and cafeteria to serve healthy school food.
Lyria has a bachelor’s in engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s in business administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.