Ms. Lyons, a 1973 graduate of The Ellis School, began her career at International Energy Associates Limited, a nuclear consulting firm established in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for contributions to and project management of contracts with a consortium of international utilities concerning nuclear fuel cycle policy issues, waste management analysis for utilities, and development of a database management program for a Washington-based nonprofit institution. She was also responsible for the liaison between the firm and its Japanese affiliate. Ms. Lyons also worked for Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc., a nuclear engineering consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where she continued nuclear fuel cycle policy analysis contract work and project management. As a Senior Consultant with Energy Resources International, Inc., Ms. Lyons provided nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy consulting services to utilities, industry, nonprofit and academic institutions, and various national and state governments. Until September 2104, she also served as Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council of the United States, where she created the energy-water nexus initiative. She has published numerous white papers and reports on the topic of water management in the energy industry. Currently, she is a consultant on the development of strategic energy-related policies as well as water management in the oil and gas industries.
With her colleague, Dr. Julian Steyn, Ms. Lyons provided research, analysis and writing for the critically acclaimed book on nuclear policy by Senator Pete Domenici, A Brighter Tomorrow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). Ms. Lyons also co-wrote the book Choosing the Right School for Your Child: A Guide to Selected Elementary Schools in the Washington Area to help other parents navigate the difficult choice of finding the right school to fit their children’s needs.
Ms. Lyons received a Bachelor of Science in the Foreign Service degree with a concentration in international relations, law and diplomacy, from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She also studied at New York University in Paris and at L’École des Études Politiques (Paris). A dedicated Ellis alumna, Ms. Lyons has been one of the leading participants in the School’s National Board of Alumnae Visitors. She currently serves as a chair of the Development Committee.
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
Alumna, Class of 1973
Member of Ellis’ National Board of Alumnae Visitors
Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2010