Madelyn Rahn serves as a policy analyst on the Economic Opportunity team of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, where she supports governors’ staff by providing technical assistance related to workforce policy. Her areas of focus include work-based learning, the on-demand economy and occupational licensing.
Before joining NGA, much of Madelyn’s professional and academic experiences have involved K-12 education policy. In a variety of roles, she has contributed to projects on topics including school-level restorative justice practices, socioeconomic equity in high-performing charter schools and teacher retention in small districts. Most recently, she was an intern at the City and County of Denver where she supported the Budget and Management Office with data visualization and fiscal policy analysis.
Madelyn holds a master’s of public policy degree and a bachelor’s of arts degree in public policy and sociology, both from the University of Denver. Madelyn originally hails from Colorado.